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AppArmor 2.9.2 Release Notes

AppArmor 2.9.2 is an incremental bug fix release over AppArmor 2.9.1 that is focused on fixing issues in the userspace code.

Please note: this is the first AppArmor release signed with the new AppArmor signing key (fingerprint 3ECD CBA5 FB34 D254 961C C53F 6689 E64E 3D36 64BB)

Improvements and Bugs Fixed

Policy Compiler (a.k.a. apparmor_parser)

  • Fix incorrect compilation of audit modifiers for exec and pivot_root (lp#1431717, lp#1432045)
  • Fix compilation failure of deny link rules (lp#1433829)
  • Fix organization of network families data structure (thanks to Philip Withnall and Simon McVittie)
  • Correct handling of error result from readdir_r(3)
  • Fix compilation failures when building with gcc 5.
  • Ensure debugging and error reporting goes to stderr
  • Added test cases and improvements to test infrastructure.


  • Support additional syslog format (lp#1399027)
  • Fix minitools to work with multiple profiles at once (lp#1378095)
  • aa-unconfined: work with profile names that don't start with /
  • aa-status: don't crash when mountpoints contain UTF-8 chars (lp#1310598, thanks to Alain BENEDETTI)
  • aa-easyprof: add --include-templates-dir and --include-policy-groups-dir options
  • aa-complain: don't require strict names for profiles (lp#1128468)
  • Ignore disconnected path events rather than crashing (bnc#918787)
  • Clean up profile preamble and flag handling and add support for profile attachment
  • Clean up network rule writing
  • Fix doubled '->' when writing out exec rules (lp#1437901)
  • Fix crashes when reading 'send' and 'trace' log events (lp#1243932, lp#1426651)
  • Fix problems handling additional variable assignments
  • Fix crash when path rules are separated by non-path rules.
  • Sync the utils and the parsers notion of which files and directories to ignore
  • Other minor improvements
  • Numerous added test cases and improvements to test infrastructure


Updates to the following profiles:

Updates to the following abstractions:

  • base - Allow writes to the systemd journal socket (lp#1413232)
  • aspell - allow access to /usr/share/aspell/ (thanks to Felix Geyer)
  • ssl_certs - Add support for /etc/pki (thanks to Gregor Dschung)
  • ubuntu_email - Add geary email client (thanks to Cameron Normon)
  • ubuntu-helpers - allow generation of texlive fonts (lp#1010909)
  • X - add new gdm path (lp#1432126)
  • mir - new abstraction (lp#1422521)


  • Fix network rule description and remove obsolete references to program-chunks in apparmor.d(5)

Complete Changelog

AppArmor 2.9.2 includes revisions 2911 through 2832 from the 2.9 branch.