Linux Security APIs and the Chromium Sandbox

Using Linux APIs to Isolate Processes (NDC TechTown 2018)

Patricia Aas, 30 August 2018

The Linux Security and Isolation APIs have become the basis of some of the most useful features server-side, providing the isolation required for efficient containers. However, these APIs also form the basis of the Chromium Sandbox on Linux, and we will study them in that context.

The Chromium Sandbox is used in the Vivaldi, Brave, Chrome and Opera browsers among others. It has a very platform specific implementation, using the platform APIs available to construct it. In this talk we will describe the requirements of the Chromium Sandbox and go through the steps and APIs used to construct it on Linux.

Presented at NDC TechTown 2018

Linux Security APIs and the Chromium Sandbox from Patricia Aas