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       aa_getprocattr_raw, aa_getprocattr - read and parse procattr data

       aa_getcon, aa_gettaskcon - get task confinement information

       aa_getpeercon - get the confinement of a socket's other end (peer)


       #include <sys/apparmor.h>

       int aa_getprocattr_raw(pid_t tid, const char *attr, char *buf, int len, char **mode);

       int aa_getprocattr(pid_t tid, const char *attr, char **label, char **mode);

       int aa_gettaskcon(pid_t target, char **label, char **mode);

       int aa_getcon(char **label, char **mode);

       int aa_getpeercon_raw(int fd, char *buf, int *len, char **mode);

       int aa_getpeercon(int fd, char **label, char **mode);

       Link with -lapparmor when compiling.


       The aa_getcon function gets the current AppArmor confinement context for the current task.
       The confinement context consists of a label and a mode. The label is usually just the name
       of the AppArmor profile restricting the task, but it may include the profile namespace or
       in some cases a set of profile names (known as a stack of profiles). The mode is a string
       that describes how the kernel is enforcing the policy defined in the profile. Profiles
       loaded in "enforce" mode will result in enforcement of the policy defined in the profile
       as well as reporting policy violation attempts. Profiles in "complain" mode will not
       enforce policy but instead report policy violation attempts.

       Some examples of possible returned *label strings are "unconfined", "/sbin/dhclient", and
       "Firefox". The string can consist of any non-NUL characters but it will be NUL-terminated.
       The *label string must be freed using free().

       The possible *mode strings are "enforce" and "complain". Additionally, *mode may be NULL
       when *label is "unconfined". The *mode string must not be freed. The *label and *mode
       strings come from a single buffer allocation and are separated by a NUL character.

       The aa_gettaskcon function is like the aa_getcon function except it will work for any
       arbitrary task in the system.

       The aa_getpeercon function is similar to that of aa_gettaskcon except that it returns the
       confinement information for task on the other end of a socket connection.

       The aa_getpeercon_raw function is the backend for the aa_getpeercon function and does not
       handle buffer allocation.

       The aa_getprocattr function is the backend for the aa_getcon and aa_gettaskcon functions
       and handles the reading and parsing of the confinement data from different arbitrary attr
       files and returns the processed results in an allocated buffer.

       The aa_getprocattr_raw() is the backend for the aa_getprocattr function and does not
       handle buffer allocation.


       On success size of data placed in the buffer is returned, this includes the mode if
       present and any terminating characters. On error, -1 is returned, and errno(3) is set


           The apparmor kernel module is not loaded or the communication via the
           /proc/*/attr/file did not conform to protocol.

           Insufficient kernel memory was available.

           Access to the specified file/task was denied.

           The specified file/task does not exist or is not visible.

           The confinement data is too large to fit in the supplied buffer.


       If aa_getpeercon_raw returns -1 and errno is ERANGE, the value of *len can be used to
       reallocate buf so that it is sufficiently large enough to store the confinement data.


       None known. If you find any, please report them at


       apparmor(7), apparmor.d(5), apparmor_parser(8), aa_change_profile(2), aa_splitcon(3) and