SYNOPSIScompartment [--cap CAPSET] [--chroot PATH] [--user USER] [--group GROUP] [--init PROGRAM] [--verbose] [--quiet] [--fork] /full/path/to/program
DESCRIPTIONThe Secure Compartment was designed to allow safe execution of priviliged and/or untrusted executables and services. It has got all features possible included, which can be used to minimize the risk of a trojanized or vulnerable program/service.
- --cap CAPSET
sets the defined
for the process.
See the README file and the section LIMITATIONS for more information and examples.
- --chroot PATH
to the PATH defined. It has to be a valid chroot environment.
See the README file for more information and examples.
- --user USER
runs the program with uid/euid of USER
- --group GROUP
runs the program with gid/egid of GROUP
- --init PROGRAM
runs PROGRAM before running the untrusted program/service, e.g. to build a chroot environment
prints detailled information what
does not print syslog information about the use of
forks if everything was set up correctly, mother process will exit.
- supports all Linux capabilites
- (see /usr/include/linux/capability.h and the README file)
- supports a chroot setup
- supports running with defined user and/or group privileges
- supports running of initial scripts
before running a program/service, e.g. to build a chroot environment.
LIMITATIONSCurrently the kernel does not allow capabilities on processes which are not running with euid 0. Therefore compartment will exit with an error if --user and --cap is used together.
Please note that this will change for the 2.4 kernel.
BUGSNo bugs are currently known
Marc Heuse <[email protected]>
DISTRIBUTIONcompartment is part of the SuSE Linux Distribtution since 7.0 so it can be downloaded as an RPM file from the SuSE FTP servers. It can also be downloaded as a .tar.gz file from http://www.suse.de/~marc
It has been also part of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution since just after woody (Debian 3.0)
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; Version 2.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.