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Kernel Comparison: Linux (2.6.21) versus Windows (Vista)

 

 

Security

Security Model

Security (model) Linux Windows
security model - Standard Unix ModelYN

Y (UAC)

i.e. immunity from viruses (given common usage15)YN
security model - ACLN

Y (SELinux21)

Y
security model - AFS ACLYN

Y (add-on)

security model - POSIX ACLYY
security model - Security Modules (#401, #402)Y - LSMY - CAS
user definition - privileges, member groupsYY
security is implemented - any object manager object (files, processes...)NY
security is implemented - free from object-by-object assignmentNY

 

Memory Security

Security (memory) Linux Windows
NX YY
ASLR YY

 

Cryptography

Security (cryptography) Linux Windows
cryptography support - genericY35Y36
cryptography - filesystem (see Encrypted Filesystem)YY
cryptography - drive (see Encrypted Volume)YY

 

Advanced Security

Security (advanced) Linux Windows
auditing supportN

Y (option)

Y
tampering protectionN

Y (SELinux37)

Y38

 

Firewall

Firewall Linux Windows
kernel firewall - statelessYN (external)
kernel firewall - statefulYN (external)

 

Vulnerabilities

Vulnerabilities (secunia.com) Linux Windows
Current listLinux kernel 2.6.xMicrosoft Windows Vista
Most critical unpatched - remote (as of 15.5.2007)NoneNone
Most critical unpatched - all (as of 15.5.2007)Not criticalNot critical

 

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