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News announcements and press clippings related to the TrustedBSD Project.

December 16, 2012 OpenBSM 1.2 alpha 3 released

OpenBSM 1.2 alpha 3 has been released; this is a test release of OpenBSM, and includes a variety of bug fixes and refinements for the new auditdistd distributed audit daemon feature. See the OpenBSM web page for more information.

November 23, 2012 OpenBSM 1.2 alpha 2 released

OpenBSM 1.2 alpha 2 has been released; this is a test release of OpenBSM, and includes a new audit trail distribution daemon, auditdistd, written by Pawel Jakub Dawidek and sponsored by the FreeBSD Foundation. See the OpenBSM web page for more information.

July 22, 2012 TrustedBSD web site updated

Following a period of quietude, the TrustedBSD web site has been updated to reflect the completion of a number of sub-projects over the last decade, including UFS2, GEOM, OpenPAM, POSIX.1e ACLs, NFSv4 ACLS, MAC, and Audit support. A few pages, such as the Privileges, SEBSD, and SEDarwin pages, have been updated to reflect their current "idle" status, with contact information for interested parties. Other active sub-projects, such as OpenBSM, have had their pages refreshed to reflect recent activity. A number of instances of adoption of TrustedBSD-developed features in industry have been highlighted, including in FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Junos, and McAfee's Sidewinder firewall.

July 22, 2012 OpenBSM 1.2 alpha 1 released

OpenBSM 1.2 alpha 1 has been released; this is a test release of OpenBSM, and includes a number of important bug fixes, as well as Capsicum event support. See the OpenBSM web page for more information.

August 2, 2009 OpenBSM 1.1p2 released

OpenBSM 1.1p2 has been released; this is a production release of OpenBSM, and consists primarily of minor improvements since OpenBSM 1.1p1, including bug fixes for the openat(2) system call, build on Linux, and printing of class masks in the audump tool. See the OpenBSM web page for more information.

July 17, 2009 OpenBSM 1.1p1 released

OpenBSM 1.1p1 has been released; this is a production release of OpenBSM, and consists primarily of minor improvements since OpenBSM 1.1, including bug fixes in token parsing and generation, and an improved tolerance for whitespace in OpenBSM configuration files. See the OpenBSM web page for more information.

April 16, 2009 OpenBSM 1.1 released

OpenBSM 1.1 has been released; this is a production release of OpenBSM, and improves OpenBSM through the addition of Mac OS X Snow Leopard and launchd(8) support, audit trail file expiration based on age and size, extended header support including IPv6 address support, and improvements to the OpenBSM file format. See the OpenBSM web page for more information.

February 24, 2009 OpenBSM 1.1 beta 1 released

OpenBSM 1.1 beta 1 has been released; this is a test release of OpenBSM, and primarily improves OpenBSM through the addition of size- and age-based audit trail expiration, as well as bug fixes and improvements in token encoding. See the OpenBSM web page for more information.

January 11, 2009 OpenBSM 1.1 alpha 5 released

OpenBSM 1.1 alpha 5 has been released; this is a test release of OpenBSM, and primarily works to improve portability of audit trails by converting between more local vs. wire token types, as well as other improvements and bug fixes. See the OpenBSM web page for more information.

December 19, 2008 OpenBSM 1.1 alpha 4 released

OpenBSM 1.1 alpha 4 has been released; this is a test release of OpenBSM, and primarily improves support for Mac OS X by exposing auditd(8)'s components for use by launchd(8), and by adding support for Apple's ASL(3) system logging facility. Further cleanups to event numbers, bug fixes, improvements in crash recovery, and portable error mesage printing are also present. See the OpenBSM web page for more information.

December 7, 2008 OpenBSM 1.1 alpha 3 released

OpenBSM 1.1 alpha 3 has been released; this is a test release of OpenBSM, adding extended socket token support, mapping between local and BSM error numbers, and bumping the BSM file format version number in preparation for the release of OpenBSM 1.1. See the OpenBSM web page for more information.

November 11, 2008 OpenBSM 1.1 alpha 2 released

OpenBSM 1.1 alpha 2 has been released; this is a test release of OpenBSM, adding extended header support, improved Mac OS X support, and other bug fixes and feature enhancements. See the OpenBSM web page for more information.

July 31, 2008 OpenBSM 1.1 alpha 1 released

OpenBSM 1.1 alpha 1 has been released; this is the first test release for OpenBSM 1.1, and includes updates to support Mac OS X Leopard. The final OpenBSM 1.1 release will be included in FreeBSD 7.2. See the OpenBSM web page for more information.

October 28, 2007 OpenBSM 1.0 released

OpenBSM 1.0 has been released; this is the first production release of the OpenBSM software package, and corresponds with the forthcoming release of FreeBSD 7.0. See the OpenBSM web page for more information.

October 26, 2007 Mac OS X Leopard ships with TrustedBSD MAC Framework

Apple has now shipped Mac OS X Leopard, the first version of Mac OS X to incorporate the TrustedBSD MAC Framework as an extension mechanism for advanced access control, continuing a long history of code exchange between the TrustedBSD Project and Apple. Apple had previously incorporated portions of the TrustedBSD ACL implementation in Mac OS X Tiger, and the TrustedBSD Audit and OpenBSM implementations are derived from audit functionality shipped by Apple in Mac OS X Panther.

July 16, 2007 OpenBSM 1.0 alpha 15 released

OpenBSM 1.0 alpha 15 has been released. See the OpenBSM web page for more information.

April 16, 2007 OpenBSM 1.0 alpha 14 released

OpenBSM 1.0 alpha 14 has been released. See the OpenBSM web page for more information.

November 10, 2006 SecurityFocus.com interview on the TrustedBSD Audit implementation

Robert Watson was interviewed by SecurityFocus.com on the topic of the TrustedBSD Audit implementation included in upcoming FreeBSD 6.2 release.

August 16, 2006 FreeBSD 6 merge beginning; FreeBSD 6.2 to ship with experimental Audit support

Robert Watson announces that the merge of audit support to the FreeBSD 6-STABLE development branch will begin shortly. This will result in experimental audit support being present in FreeBSD 6.2 within a couple of months. With this work, FreeBSD 6.2 is believed to meet almost all technical requirements to complete a Common Criteria CAPP evaluation at at least EAL3.

February 23, 2006 OpenBSM 1.0 alpha 4 release

Robert Watson announces the availability of the OpenBSM 1.0 alpha 4 release on the OpenBSM web page. This is the OpenBSM version currently integrated into the FreeBSD 7.x audit implementation, and is being made available as a tarball to make it more accessable to non-FreeBSD users.

February 7, 2006 TrustedBSD mailing lists moving to FreeBSD mailman server

In order to provide improved mailing list support in the future, including web-based mailing list management and archives, the TrustedBSD.org mailing lists will now be hosted on the FreeBSD mailman install. All existing mailing addresses and subscriptions will continue to work.

February 1, 2006 TrustedBSD Audit Integration into FreeBSD CVS

Robert Watson and Wayne Salamon announce the beginning of the merging of CAPP Audit support to the base FreeBSD CVS tree, which will take several weeks to complete. They also announce integration of an OpenBSM pre-release into CVS.

April 29, 2005 TrustedBSD at BSDCan 2005

The TrustedBSD Project will be presenting on the TrustedBSD / OpenBSM / Darwin CAPP audit implementation, and the SEBSD port of NSA's FLASK and Type Enforcement technologies to FreeBSD as a MAC Framework policy module at the 2005 BSD Conference Canada. TrustedBSD team members will also be attending WIPs, BoFs, and the FreeBSD Developer Summit to talk about the TrustedBSD work and integration of resulting components into the FreeBSD and Darwin operating systems. This grass-roots BSD conference is a great place to learn about TrustedBSD and other new BSD technologies, see you there!

June 9, 2003 FreeBSD Project release FreeBSD 5.1

The FreeBSD Project announces the release of FreeBSD 5.1, which includes substantial maturity improvements for the TrustedBSD feature set, including enhancements to the MAC Framework, additional MAC policies, and support for pluggable directory services through NSS.

January 19, 2003 FreeBSD Project releases FreeBSD 5.0

The FreeBSD Project announces the release of FreeBSD 5.0, which ships a variety of TrustedBSD features, including UFS2 with native extended attribute support, OpenPAM, file system access control lists, a prototype Mandatory Access Control (MAC) Framework with a set of simple policies including Biba and MLS, and encrypted swap and file system support. In addition, FreeBSD 5.0 included large numbers of architectural and structural improvements relating to access control and privilege.

July 9, 2001 Network Associates Laboratories Partners with DARPA to Secure Open Source Operating System

Network Associates Laboratories , together with a number of FreeBSD developers, announced that they have received a $1.2 million grant from DARPA to work on a variety of security tasks, many of which directly support the TrustedBSD Project. The Principal Investigators for this effort include Robert Watson, founder of the TrustedBSD Project, FreeBSD core team member, and Network Associates Laboratories Research Scientist, and Lee Badger, Chief Scientist of Network Associates Laboratories. This is covered in a variety of news forums, including CNET .

April 25, 2001 www.slashdot.org carries FreeBSD ACL support announcement

The online news service, www.slashdot.org carried an announcement by Chris Faulhaber describing support by Samba for FreeBSD ACLs now available in the FreeBSD development tree.

January 18, 2001 Interview on www.slashdot.org

The online news service, www.slashdot.org carried an interview with Robert Watson discussing issues related to the FreeBSD and TrustedBSD projects.

September 19, 2000 Article in www.maximumbsd.com

The online BSD news service, www.maximumbsd.com , has an article describing the September Boardwatch Magazine interview concerning TrustedBSD.

September, 2000 Article in Boardwatch Magazine

The September print edition of Boardwatch Magazine carried an interview with Robert Watson about the TrustedBSD Project.

April 9, 2000 Article in www.slashdot.org

The online news service, www.slashdot.org carried an article about the initial TrustedBSD project announcement.

April 9, 2000 Article in daily.daemonnews.org

The online BSD news service, daily.daemonnews.org carried an article about the initial TrustedBSD project announcement.

April 9, 2000 Project Announcement

Initial project announcement.


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