Securing Systems and Attached Devices in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: September 2014

Using Verified Boot

    Verified boot in Oracle Solaris secures a system's boot process. The feature protects the system from threats such as the following:

  • Corruption of kernel modules

  • Insertion or substitution of malicious programs that masquerade as legitimate kernel modules, such as Trojan viruses, spyware, and rootkits

  • Installation of unauthorized third-party kernel modules

Malicious programs can pass information to third parties as well as alter the behavior of Oracle Solaris. Although third-party modules are typically non-malicious, they might violate policies that control site changes. Therefore, the system also needs protection from unauthorized installation of these modules.