[apparmor] [PATCH 3/3] Fix: Expansion of profile name when it contains aare characters

Steve Beattie steve at nxnw.org
Thu Jun 18 22:52:57 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 04:21:13AM -0700, John Johansen wrote:
> When @{profile_name} is used within a rule matching expression any
> aare expressions should be matched literally and not be interpreted as
> aare.
> That is
>   profile /foo/** { }
> needs /foo/** to expand into a regular expression for its attachment
> but, /foo/** is also the profiles literal name.  And when trying to
> match @{profile_name} in a rule, eg.
>   ptrace @{profile_name},
> the variable needs to be expaned to
>   ptrace /foo/\*\*,
> not
>   ptrace /foo/**,
> that is currently happening.

What happens if someone for example writes a profile for /usr/bin/[ ?

> BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1317555
> equality tests by
>   Tyler Hicks <tyhicks at canonical.com>

Steve Beattie
<sbeattie at ubuntu.com>
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