Security testing

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Aug 3 19:29:00 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-08-03 at 09:52 -0400, Steve Grubb wrote:
> Hello,
> I just wanted to let everyone know that I've made a number of tests available for 
> assessing security of the distribution. It is by no means a comprehensive auditing 
> tool, but the scripts definitely find problems.
> On this list, the rpm-chksec program is the one that I am most interested in people 
> using right now. For Fedora 16, we have updated the policy to recommend all packages 
> be compiled with partial RELRO and important programs have full RELRO enabled. This 
> script can check individual rpms or the whole distribution at once for compliance.
> I have text explaining what each test does. If anyone finds problems with a script, 
> please let me know. I will be adding more scripts as I find problems that need 
> widespread attention.
> Hope this helps find and fix problems...

Looks like interesting stuff. Would any of these be appropriate to be
integrated into AutoQA so they could be run regularly?
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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