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December 15, 2009

Security related Enhancements in OpenSolaris JeOS Prototype

Filed under: cloud, jeos, opensolaris, virtualbox, Virtualization — natiku @ 5:01 am

OpenSolaris 200906 JeOS Prototype is PURE CLI enviroment, so its small true command line only enviroment, as such is ideal install BASE for evaluating security related install & config OS enhancements .

OpenSolaris 200906 JeOS Prototype is Hardened Installation

The process by which the JeOS image is built now follows certain recommendations from the Center for Internet Security (CIS). The JeOS image build process uses the portion of theImmutable Service Containers (ISC) project’s tools applicable to a global zone to implement some of the recommendations outlined in the document OpenSolaris Security Hardening.

See also Glenn Brunette’s Security Weblog

This ISC framework features was applied during JeOS post-configuration:

  • Security hardening of the operating system (based upon the OpenSolaris Security Hardening project)
  • Non-executable stack functionality enabled (on systems supporting this functionality)
  • Encrypted swap enabled
  • Encrypted scratch space – default size is 100 Mbytes (customize as needed)
  • Kernel-level auditing enabled
  • Default policy audits login/logouts, administrative events, and all commands executed on the system
  • Audit syslog plugin configured (/var/log/auditlog)


General Information – JeOS Prototype OpenSolaris project

Download OpenSolaris 200906 JeOS Prototype VM for one 10+ most popular Virtualization Formats:

JeOS: Just enough OS Project Homepage

OpenSolaris 2009.06 JeOS Prototype VM Images Download

OpenSolaris 2009.06 JeOS Prototype 10 Simple Usage Samples

Discussion jeos-discuss@opensolaris.org (Main page)

Discussion jeos-discuss@opensolaris.org (Archives)

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