Security Changes Bring Major AppArmor Update, Better TPM 2.0 To Linux 4.11
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 21 February 2017 at 06:21 AM EST. Add A Comment
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James Morris has filed the security subsystem feature updates targeting the Linux 4.11 merge window.

Changes to the security-related components in the kernel include a major AppArmor update with policy namespaces support and many fixes, /sys/kernel/security/lsm now makes it easy to show loaded Linux Security Modules, SELinux updates, and improved TPM 2.0 support.

SELinux changes include cgroupfs labeling support and SELinux context mounts on tmpfs/ramfs/devpts within user name-spaces.

The improved TPM 2.0 support was something that we were expecting to see around Linux 4.11 for advancing the Trusted Platform Module 2 support.

More details on the security changes for Linux 4.11 via this pull request.
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