Fedora 17 Update: libsepol-2.1.5-3.fc17

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-04-18 21:59:43

Name        : libsepol
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 2.1.5
Release     : 3.fc17
URL         : http://www.selinuxproject.org
Summary     : SELinux binary policy manipulation library
Description :
Security-enhanced Linux is a feature of the Linux® kernel and a number
of utilities with enhanced security functionality designed to add
mandatory access controls to Linux.  The Security-enhanced Linux
kernel contains new architectural components originally developed to
improve the security of the Flask operating system. These
architectural components provide general support for the enforcement
of many kinds of mandatory access control policies, including those
based on the concepts of Type Enforcement®, Role-based Access
Control, and Multi-level Security.

libsepol provides an API for the manipulation of SELinux binary policies.
It is used by checkpolicy (the policy compiler) and similar tools, as well
as by programs like load_policy that need to perform specific transformations
on binary policies such as customizing policy boolean settings.

Update Information:

Adding support for the ptrace_traceme so a process can ptrace its children but not other processes.

Fix bug in file_name transition code, that is causing files to be mislabeled on i686.

To fully fix we will need a selinux-policy and checkpolicy packages built using this library.

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update libsepol' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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