[unisog] Linux OS Hardening Guidelines

Clyde Hoadley hoadleyc at mscd.edu
Thu Oct 12 16:22:12 GMT 2006


I personally don't but the SANS reading room has some useful papers.
http://www.sans.org/rr

Linux Kernel Hardening
     Taylor Merry
     December 21, 2003
http://www.sans.org/reading_room/papers/download.php?id=1294&c=a0b77e8e4829f558905f9ab30cbdc245

Step by Step Installation of a Secure Linux Web, DNS and Mail Server
     John Holbrook
     April 8, 2004
http://www.sans.org/reading_room/papers/download.php?id=1372&c=a0b77e8e4829f558905f9ab30cbdc245

Also take a look at the SCORE web site.

http://www.sans.org/score/benchmark.php?portal=2cccb503a6d48685ca5e5c38b7e33407

and the Center For Internet Security Web Site
http://www.cisecurity.org/

---Clyde


Tim Lane wrote:
>> Hi,
>> >
>> > I am looking for relatively high level 'checklist' style guidelines for Linux 
>> > (and variants) OS hardening.  I envisage a 1-2 page checklist of principles 
>> > plus some specific more technical recommendations.
>> >
>> > Would anyone have this sort of guideline documented that they would be able to 
>> > forward to me?
>> >
>> > Much appreciated if anyone can help.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Tim
>>
>> Tim Lane
>> Information Security Program Manager
>>
>> Information Technology and Telecommunication Services
>> Southern Cross University
>> PO Box 157 Lismore NSW 2480
>>
>> (02 6620 3290   7        02 6620 3033   - tlane at scu.edu.au
>> 8 http://www.scu.edu.au
>>
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