OverlayFS SELinux Support For Linux 4.9 Kernel

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 4 October 2016 at 06:33 AM EDT. Add A Comment
James Morris has submitted the security subsystem updates for the new Linux 4.9 kernel development cycle.

A notable addition to the security updates in Linux 4.9 is OverlayFS SELinux/LSM support. This support is needed for container file-systems. Vivek Goyal of Red Hat has been working on the OverlayFS SELinux effort for being able to better security this union file-system.

This Overlayfs SELinux support is now in place plus a variety of other security fixes/enhancements (LSM, Smack, TPM, Audit, etc) for 4.9, a full run-down via this pull request.
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