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Papillon is a security module designed for the Solaris Operating Environment. It provides security mechanisms and protections that improve the overall security of the system by adding new functionality to the kernel such as a restricted proc, chroot environment protections, secure STDIO file descriptors, restricted symlinks in /tmp, setuid protections, and more. In the current version Papillon supports Solaris (8, 9, and 10) and OpenSolaris running on x86 and SPARC architectures in 32- or 64-bit mode.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  05 Sep 2006 11:21

    Release Notes: Support for Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris.

    •  08 Sep 2003 19:41

      Release Notes: This release adds support for a rudimentary setuid execution protection whitelist and two security fixes.

      •  29 Apr 2003 11:14

        Release Notes: Bug with hard link protection on Solaris 8 and memory allocation were fixed, the init script was moved back to runlevel 2, and a GCC sanity script was added.

        •  14 Apr 2003 21:50

          Release Notes: This release corrects a wrong reference in the documentation.

          •  12 Apr 2003 22:40

            Release Notes: Support for Solaris 9, new Setuid Execution Protection, and rewritten documentation.

            Recent comments

            08 Feb 2002 19:23 rieck

            Actually this is not a "real" comment, but who cares.

            I am really interested in feedback regarding Papillon. As you can
            imagine, I can't afford a farm of different Sun boxes to test
            this module, actually I can't even afford one multi-processor
            Sun box. I am justing testing the code on my Ultra 10, a
            a lonely Intel system and some poor Sparc Classics.

            So... If you have made any experiences with Papillon, positive
            or negative, let me know.



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