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Wednesday, September 29 • 11:05am - 11:50am
(VIRTUAL) Deep Dive into Landlock Internals - Mickaël Salaün, Microsoft

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Landlock is the first Mandatory Access Control available to unprivileged processes on Linux. It is available since Linux 5.13, which enables all applications to sandbox themselves. Landlock development started 5 years ago, and multiple approaches were tried (e.g. extending seccomp, using eBPF) before picking the good one. This talk first explains the goal of Landlock and the related consequences. This will enable to explain the kernel implementation constraints, the choices that led to the current design, and the potential and limits of the current and future features. More information about Landlock can be found on the official website: https://landlock.io

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Mickaël Salaün

Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft
Mickaël Salaün is a security researcher and open source enthusiast. He is mostly interested in Linux-based operating systems, especially from a security point of view. He has built security sandboxes before hacking into the kernel on a new LSM called Landlock, of which he is now... Read More →

Wednesday September 29, 2021 11:05am - 11:50am PDT
Room 402 - Chiliwack
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