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== Security ==
This section highlights various security items from Fedora.
=== Security Enhancements ===
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Fedora continues to improve its many proactive [ security features] .
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=== SELinux Enhancements ===
Different roles are now available, to allow finer-grained access control:
* <code>guest_t</code> does not allow running setuid binaries, making network connections, or using a GUI.
* <code>xguest_t</code> disallows network access except for HTTP via a Web browser, and no setuid binaries.
* <code>user_t</code> is ideal for office users: prevents becoming root via setuid applications.
* <code>staff_t</code> is same as <code>user_t</code>, except that root access via <code>sudo</code> is allowed.
* <code>unconfined_t</code> provides full access, the same as when not using SELinux.
As well, browser plug-ins wrapped with <code>nspluginwrapper</code>, which is the default, now run confined.
=== Security Audit Package ===
Sectool provides users with a tool that can check their systems for security issues. Included are libraries that allow for the customization of system tests. More information can be found at the [ | project home].
=== General Information ===
A general introduction to the many proactive security features in Fedora, current status, and policies is available at

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