Welcome to the AppArmor security project wiki, the wiki for users and developers of the AppArmor security project. This wiki replaces the old novell forge wiki.
AppArmor is an effective and easy-to-use Linux application security system. AppArmor proactively protects the operating system and applications from external or internal threats, even zero-day attacks, by enforcing good behavior and preventing even unknown application flaws from being exploited. AppArmor security policies completely define what system resources individual applications can access, and with what privileges. A number of default policies are included with AppArmor, and using a combination of advanced static analysis and learning-based tools, AppArmor policies for even very complex applications can be deployed successfully in a matter of hours.
Distributions and Ports
Distributions that include AppArmor:
- Arch Linux
- openSUSE (integrated in default install)
- Pardus Linux
- Ubuntu (integrated in default install)
The AppArmor project source is split between the kernel module, available in the Linux kernel and git development tree and the user space tools available in launchpad.
AppArmor is in the upstream kernel as of 2.6.36. Earlier releases are available in the kernel module git tree:
- How to get the AppArmor kernel source
Note: the master branch is not stable and will be rebased from time to time. Release branches will be stable and will not be rebased.
The AppArmor v2.4 compatibility patches are available in the stable kernel branches. eg v3.4-aa2.8 or in the release tarballs in the kernel-patches directory.
Development release: AppArmor 2.9
- in early development
Current stable release: AppArmor 2.8.3
- md5sum 43586e5096606e857fef45c49553e468
- sha256sum 84c2ca7fb6d170e5bb56270f01c9b78e78a991b9eee7fa53a9e6409ef0845c7e
- signature https://launchpad.net/apparmor/2.8/2.8.3/+download/apparmor-2.8.3.tar.gz.asc
- release notes ReleaseNotes_2_8_3
Prior supported release: AppArmor 2.7.2
- md5sum 2863e85bdfdf9ee35b83db6721fed1f1
- signature http://launchpad.net/apparmor/2.7/2.7.2/+download/apparmor-2.7.2.tar.gz.asc
- release notes ReleaseNotes_2_7_2
tentative release schedule for version 3.0
- Alpha 1: week of Oct 24.
- Alpha 2: late November
- Alpha 3/beta 1: late December
- beta1/beta2: in mid January
- beta2/3 start of Feb
- release: late Feb with possible slip to late march.
See the Profiles page for information about AppArmor profiles.
AppArmor documentation for the project, including manuals, tutorials, technical documentation and more:
Documentation and notes about using AppArmor in a given distribution:
- Bug Tracking is hosted in Launchpad at https://bugs.launchpad.net/apparmor
- Mailing list
Discuss AppArmor development and use.
- The IRC channel is #apparmor on irc.oftc.net
- Bug Tracking - project apparmor on launchpad.net
Contributions to AppArmor are welcome. Anyone can pull the code from the git repository or from launchpad, and begin hacking on the code. Patches can be contributed by posting them to the mailing list for review. Please see the CommitPolicy and Versioning before sending patches.
If you are a launchpad member, or wish to join launchpad, launchpad allows creating custom branches of AppArmor and you can submit merge requests from your own custom branch (see Using Launchpad with AppArmor)
Commit privileges to the git tree and launchpad master repository are restricted, but can be earned by any developer who is involved in the project.
Meetings are held regularly on the IRC channel and are open to the everyone. Please see MeetingAgenda for times.