The Linux Basic Security Module Project




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7/1/01 Silence

    Long quiet period. There may be something for you to look at soon. Stay tuned.

11/22/00 Finally

    Linux BSM 0.6 is released. There is some information on the release here. This release is intended to test the core code more widely; making sure it compiles and runs on more than the three machines we have access to. As such it only contains support for auditing a few events, and is therefore of little real-world use. Do not build and execute this code on essential systems. Events are extremely easy to add, and so there will be plenty more for the next release.
    If you want to be nice to us, please report any problems you encounter. If you want to be very nice to us include your solution(s).

About the Project

The Linux Basic Security Module (Linux BSM) is an initiative of the University of California at Davis to provide a comprehesive auditing package for Linux that is fully compliant with the U.S. Government's C2 standards for security, defined in the standards document "Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria, DOD standard 5200.28-STD, December, 1985" or more commonly called (due to it's cover) the Orange Book.

Specifically, the Linux BSM is an auditing tool that aims to bring the capabilities of Sun's Solaris Basic Security Module to Linux. Linux BSM monitors and records system events on the kernel level, allowing the system adminstrator to keep a watchful eye on the activities of the system.

The project is currently being maintained by Jeremy Banford This site is hosted at, a free hosting service for Open Source software development. Thanks to VA Linux for providing resources to build the community.


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