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Sun Solaris

Product Type
Operating System Products
Product Status
Assurance Level
Product Description

Solaris 2.5.1SE is the latest version of Sun’s commercial operating system to have undergone ITSEC evaluation to E2/F-C2. The product was evaluated on the Sun UltraSPARC-1 Workstation and servers sharing information in a distributed networking environment. The evaluation included the following features in addition to the ITSEC Functionality Class F-C2:

  • CDE window system 
  • Networking utilising the TCP/IP protocol 
  • NIS+ Distributed Naming Service 
  • NFS

Two patches which have been certified must be included in order for the product to maintain its certified status. Refer to the Sun Security Bulletins #168, #169 and associated patches 104220-03, 104490-05.


The following products are general purpose Operating Systems which have been evaluated by the US National Computer Security Centre against the US Department of Defense Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria (TCSEC) or by the UK IT Security Evaluation and Certification Scheme. DSD can provide advice on how these products can be used as part of an overall trusted system.