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Monday, October 21 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Namespaces For Security - Jake Edge, LWN.net

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Namespace support has been growing in the Linux kernel, so there are now a number of ways that namespaces can be used to help protect Linux systems from exploits. Using namespaces (in particular, the mount, network, PID, and user namespaces) can isolate processes in ways that will prevent some types of vulnerabilities from compromising more of the system. Namespaces can be used as part of a "defense in depth" strategy to avoid the harm (or most of the harm) from exploits of vulnerable user-space applications.

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Jake Edge

Editor, LWN.net
After 20 years as a software engineer Jake Edge joined LWN.net as a full-time editor in 2007. Prior to LWN, he did development of system-level software, mostly on Linux after 1994 or so. Jake puts together the weekly LWN Security page as well as writing on other topics of interest to the Linux and free software development communities. Jake has spoken at multiple conferences including LinuxCon, Embedded Linux Conference, GUADEC, Akademy, and... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2013 11:30am - 12:20pm
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