aa_getcon: Get AppArmor confinement context for the current task

Description Usage Arguments Details References

View source: R/apparmor.R


We can use this function to see if there is an AppArmor profile associated with the current process, and in which mode it current is set (enforce, complain, disable).


aa_getcon(verbose = TRUE)



print some C output (TRUE/FALSE)


Note that in order for this function to do its work, it needs read access to the attributes of the current process. If aa_getcon fails with a permission denied error, it might actually mean that the current process is being confined with a very restrictive profile.


Jeroen Ooms (2013). The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux. Journal of Statistical Software, 55(7), 1-34. http://www.jstatsoft.org/v55/i07/.

Ubuntu Manpage: aa_getcon - get task confinement information. http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/man2/aa_getcon.2.html.

RAppArmor documentation built on May 30, 2017, 1:19 a.m.