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Solaris Operating Environment Security: Updated for Solaris 9 Operating Environment

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This article provides recommendations on how to secure a Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE). Securing a Solaris OE system requires that changes be made to its default configuration. The changes outlined in this article address the majority of the methods that intruders use to gain unauthorized or privileged access to an improperly configured system. Implementing the changes recommended in this article requires planning, testing, and documentation to be successful in securing a computing environment.
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Updated for Solaris 9 Operating Environment

This article provides recommendations on how to secure a Solaris_ Operating Environment (Solaris OE). Securing a Solaris OE system requires that changes be made to its default configuration. The changes outlined in this article address the majority of the methods that intruders use to gain unauthorized or privileged access to an improperly configured system. Implementing the changes recommended in this article requires planning, testing, and documentation to be successful in securing a computing environment.

This article contains the following topics:

  • "Updates"
  • "Introduction"
  • "Using the Solaris Security Toolkit"
  • "Securing File Systems and Local Access"
  • "Securing Network Services"
  • "References and Related Resources"
  • "About the Authors"

Updates

This article was updated to include changes in the Solaris 9 OE. This article is current as of Solaris 9 OE (5/02), which was released on May, 2002. Differences between the Solaris OE versions 2.5.1 through 9 are discussed in this article and noted where appropriate.

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