3.6 Managing Novell AppArmor and Security Event Status
You can change the status of AppArmor by enabling or disabling it. Enabling
AppArmor protects your system from potential program exploitation. Disabling
AppArmor, even if your profiles have been set up, removes protection from your
system. You can determine how and when you are notified when system
security events occur.
For event notification to work, you must set up a mail server on your
system that can send
outgoing mail using the single mail transfer protocol (SMTP), such as
postfix or exim.
To configure event notification or change the status of AppArmor,
start YaST and select
whether Novell AppArmor and security event notification are running by looking for
a status message that reads or configure the
mode of individual profiles.
To change the status of Novell AppArmor, continue as described in Changing Novell AppArmor Status.
To change the mode of individual profiles, continue as described in
Section 3.6.2, Changing the Mode of Individual Profiles.
To configure security event notification, continue as described in
Section 6.2, Configuring Security Event Notification.
3.6.1 Changing Novell AppArmor Status
When you change the status of AppArmor, set it to
enabled or disabled. When AppArmor is enabled, it is
installed, running, and enforcing the AppArmor security
Start YaST and select .
Enable AppArmor by checking or disable
AppArmor by deselecting it.
Click in the window.
Click in the YaST Control Center.
3.6.2 Changing the Mode of Individual Profiles
AppArmor can apply profiles in two different modes. In
complain or learning mode,
violations of AppArmor profile rules, such as the profiled program accessing
files not permitted by the profile, are detected. The violations are
permitted, but also logged. This mode is convenient for developing profiles
and is used by the AppArmor tools for generating profiles. Loading a profile in
enforce mode enforces the policy defined in the
profile and reports policy violation attempts to syslogd.
The Section 4.6.2, Systemic Profiling),
you can use this tool
to adjust and monitor the scope of the profiles for which you are learning
dialog allows you to view and
edit the mode of currently loaded AppArmor profiles. This feature is useful
for determining the status of your system during profile development.
During the course of systemic profiling (see
To edit an application's profile mode, proceed as
Start YaST and select .
In the section, select
Select the profile for which to change the mode.
Select complain mode or to enforce
mode. to set this profile to
Apply your settings and leave YaST with
To change the mode of all profiles, use
HINT: Listing the Profiles Available
By default, only active profiles are listed—any profile that
has a matching application installed on your system. To
set up a profile before installing the respective application, click
and select the profile to
configure from the list that appears.