[apparmor] [Bug 1117804] Re: ausearch doesn't show AppArmor denial messages

Vincas Dargis 1117804 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun Sep 3 12:55:40 UTC 2017

IMHO we have to ask John Johansen about this, he's working on kernel

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  ausearch doesn't show AppArmor denial messages

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Bug description:
  The following command should display all AVC denials:

  ausearch -m avc

  However, it doesn't work with AppArmor denials. Here's a quick test
  case to generate a denial, search for it with ausearch, and see that
  no messages are displayed:

  $ aa-exec -p /usr/sbin/tcpdump cat /proc/self/attr/current
  cat: /proc/self/attr/current: Permission denied
  $ sudo ausearch -m avc -c cat
  <no matches>

  ausearch claims that there are no matches, but there's a matching
  audit message if you look in audit.log:

  type=AVC msg=audit(1360193426.539:64): apparmor="DENIED"
  operation="open" parent=8253 profile="/usr/sbin/tcpdump"
  name="/proc/8485/attr/current" pid=8485 comm="cat" requested_mask="r"
  denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=1000

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