Does Cortex XDR agent require SELinux enabled on RHEL 8

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Does Cortex XDR agent require SELinux enabled on RHEL 8

L1 Bithead

Hello All, 


Could you please let me help me understand, whether Cortex XDR agent require SElinux enabled on Linux RHEL 8?


Requirement document there is no clear information regarding this and also let me know why this SElinux is required.


Thanks in advance.


Cortex XDR 


L5 Sessionator

Hello @tejaspatil12 ,


We don't ask to install SElinux, it's upto your call whether to enable it or not. It is basically an Anti Exploit module by Linux.


If you intend to use SELinux, make sure to enable it before you proceed with the Cortex XDR agent installation. This ensures that the agent disables any injection-based modules that cause compatibility issues(Due to this the agent operational status changes to Partially Protected). If you later enable SELinux or change its operation mode, you must reinstall the agent to avoid any compatibility issues.


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Ashutosh Patil
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