oxide accesses gsettings, but shouldn't

Bug #1260101 reported by Jamie Strandboge on 2013-12-11
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apparmor-easyprof-ubuntu (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Without the following dconf rules, there are apparmor denials when using Oxide:
  owner /run/user/[0-9]*/dconf/user rw,
  owner @{HOME}/.config/dconf/user r,

gsettings is not supported in the SDK at this team and access to dconf is not allowed. Oxide appear to work ok without these rules, but the logs are noisy and will almost certainly lead to confusion.

It is conjectured that this is for proxy settings. Indeed, stderr shows this:
[1211/162140:WARNING:proxy_service.cc(890)] PAC support disabled because there is no system implementation

We could silence the apparmor denials, but it is possible that we will support gsettings some day and more importantly, silencing these denials will make it difficult for people writing apps to diagnose that they shouldn't be using gsettings.

description: updated
tags: added: application-confinement
Changed in oxide:
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in oxide:
status: New → Triaged
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package apparmor-easyprof-ubuntu - 1.2.33

apparmor-easyprof-ubuntu (1.2.33) utopic; urgency=medium

  * ubuntu/accounts: allow access to GetAll on org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties
    for /com/google/code/AccountsSSO/SingleSignOn (LP: #1377205)
  * ubuntu/webview: also deny access to /custom/etc/dconf_profile. This is
    fallout from Oxide trying to use gsettings, but we've been silently
    denying that access since the webview policy group was added, so just
    silence this denial too (LP: #1260101)
  * ubuntu/ubuntu-{sdk,webapp}: also allow talking to clipboard on freedesktop
    interface (LP: #1377221)
  * tests/test-data.py: update hardware dir handling and also adjust policy
    groups to use tmpdir
  * debian/control: Build-Depends on apparmor so we can check syntax during
 -- Jamie Strandboge <email address hidden> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:21:33 -0500

Changed in apparmor-easyprof-ubuntu (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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