A security module for system analysis and protection
TOMOYO Linux is a Mandatory Access Control (MAC) implementation for Linux that can be used to increase the security of a system, while also being useful purely as a system analysis tool. It was launched in March 2003 and had been sponsored by NTT DATA Corporation, Japan until March 2012.
TOMOYO Linux focuses on the behaviour of a system. Every process is created to achieve a purpose, and like an immigration officer, TOMOYO Linux allows each process to declare behaviours and resources needed to achieve their purpose. When protection is enabled, TOMOYO Linux acts like an operation watchdog, restricting each process to only the behaviours and resources allowed by the administrator.
The main features of TOMOYO Linux include:
- System analysis
- Increased security through Mandatory Access Control
- Tools to aid in policy generation
- Simple syntax
- Easy to use
- Very few dependencies
- Requires no modification of existing binaries
ccs-patch 1.8.5p2 released
An updated ccs-patch for the 1.8.x branch fixed a theoretical lockup bug in initialization.
ccs-patch 1.8.5p1 released
An updated ccs-patch for the 1.8.x branch fixed a theoretical lockup bug in garbage collector.
ccs-tools 1.8.5p1 and tomoyo-tools 2.5.0p8 released
An updated ccs-tools for the 1.8.x branch and tomoyo-tools for the 2.5.x branch fixed a few bugs in policy editor.
ccs-patch 1.8.5 and ccs-tools 1.8.5 released
An updated ccs-patch for the 1.8.x branch changed memory allocation rules.
ccs-patch 1.8.4 and ccs-tools 1.8.4 released
An updated ccs-patch for the 1.8.x branch includes multiple use_group support.