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SELinux Cookbook by Sven Vermeulen

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Configuring sensitivity categories

Although MCS policies are MLS-enabled, they are configured to only support a single sensitivity (namely s0). Yet even with this limitation, an MCS policy can be very useful, for instance, in situations where a system hosts services for multiple customers. This is because MCS can still benefit from security clearances based on categories.

Unlike sensitivities, categories are more like a discretionary access control system. Categories are meant to be used by users (or administrators) to label files and other resources as being a member of one or more categories. Access to those resources is then based on the clearance level of the process and the categories assigned to the resource. Categories are also not hierarchically ...

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