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Re: [opensuse] Acroread
  • From: Seth Arnold <seth.arnold@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 14:26:30 -0800
  • Message-id: <20070122222630.GR31167@xxxxxxx>
On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 08:21:18PM +0000, Peter Bradley wrote:
> >>>Jan 22 19:32:45 linux kernel: SubDomain: REJECTING r access to
> >>>/bin/bash (acroread(13724) profile /usr/X11R6/bin/acroread active
> >>>/usr/X11R6/bin/acroread)

> >Yes and no. I've done the upgrade, but the problems started
> >yesterday. I'll have a go at AppArmor and "report back"

Did it happen when you did something specifically? Acroread has a ton of
little buttons and I wouldn't be surprised if one or more of them wanted
to run a script or just calls out to system(3) to execute helpers.

> Yes, it did seem to be AppArmor. I had to go through several iterations
> of the Wizard because setting one problem to "Allow" or "Inherit"
> (depending on what it offered me) caused a different problem the next
> time round. However after about half a dozen times around the block, it
> allowed acroread to run as before.

If you're expecting this kind of behaviour, it can be helpful to put a
profile into 'learning mode'. You _can_ do this one-failure-at-a-time
(and, in fact, I did for years :) but it quickly gets tiring. You can
aa-complain acroread
(or, if your installation is too old to have the handy aa- prefix,
simply 'complain acroread')

Now you can exercise your application and run a single aa-logprof (or
the wizard) session at the end.

Once you're done, you can run:
aa-enforce acroread

> Just to give you an example of what it was asking as it iterated, it was
> asking for permission on things like /bin/bash/ls - which I guess is to
> allow it to list files in the file open dialog ...

More likely it's running a shell script of some sort; /etc/bash.bashrc
is my best guess. An application shouldn't need to call out to 'ls' to
get a file listing.

> There were also some other restrictions that AppArmor reported on Apache
> and on Zend. I clicked to allow those as well, which I hope hasn't done
> any harm. I can't imagine why it should.

Depends if the events were for active attacks. :)

It's probably fine, but you're in the best position to judge the
individual events.

> Please let me know if you think I've done anything I shouldn't; but at
> least things are working again.

You did things just fine: we expect users to customize their apparmor
profiles to fit how they use their machines. :)

In fact, we ship a pile of disabled profiles in

These profiles are disabled by default beacuse they may be too old for us
to have faith in them or because they may require a lot of site-specific
configuration to ensure they work well. Feel free to copy profiles from
here into /etc/apparmor.d/, reload policy, and customize as you wish.

If you wish to turn on postfix, it'd be best to read the README in that
directory -- there are a lot of interlinking pieces that should all be
in place. The README helps sort out how to do this.

(I'll even happily accept new submissions, bugfixes, etc. :)

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