In my 4th Semester, I have written an introduction on Linux security mechanisms on application level. This introduction covers topics like Access Control techniques, hardening the linux kernel, the LSM Framework, SELinux and AppArmor, as well as Ruleset Based Access Control.

I want to emphasize that this work is only an introduction on the topic and therefore does not contain manuals or step-by-step tutorials on how to set those features up, rather explaining how they work as well as elaborating their advantages and disadvantages.



This document was completely written in german. There is no english version available. It was written to the best of my knowledge, though I can’t guarantee it’s perfectly free of errors.