AppArmor default profile for Firefox contains the names of directories only in English

Bug #1065538 reported by daniel CURTIS on 2012-10-11
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Bug Description

Hello, I've already asked a question about this issue and user andrew-woodhead wrote/suggested, that I should report a bug. So, I just copied the contents of my questions*, because it seems to me, that exactly describes the problem.

    The default Firefox profile for AppArmor (ver. 2.7.102-0ubuntu3.1 and apparmor-profiles 2.7.102-0ubuntu3.1) on all Ubuntu 12.04 variants contains the names of directories only in English. What about the other users who speak a different languages? Profile contains an interesting policy/rule:

# Default profile allows downloads to ~/Downloads and uploads from ~/Public
owner @{HOME}/Public/ r,
owner @{HOME}/Public//* r,
owner @{HOME}/Downloads/ r,
owner @{HOME}/Downloads/* rw,

    I think this should be changed. Let see: if someone uses language such as German, Italy or whatever, the default profile may not work, because the real names of these catalogs are written in another, non-english language, so - in fact - are different. I do not know if it is a bug, but it seems to be important from AppArmor point of view. Of course, it also has an impact on security.

Example solutions:
1) update Firefox default profile during system installation and a step where users are setting their native language (automatic update?).
2) when user will try to activate Firefox profile with 'aa-enforce' command, display a message about changing directory names for '@{HOME}/Public/' and '@{HOME}/Downloads/' locations in the 'usr.bin.firefox' file. So it will be consistent with user native language.
3) OPTIONAL: adding/updating an information to/in the "Apparmor - Community Ubuntu Documentation", especially FAQ subheading and question about enabling profile for Firefox**.

Best regards!

* https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/210920
** https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AppArmor#How_can_I_enable_AppArmor_for_Firefox.3F

Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2012-10-11
tags: added: apparmor
Logan Rosen (logan) on 2012-10-11
affects: ubuntu → firefox (Ubuntu)
daniel CURTIS (anoda) on 2012-10-11
description: updated
description: updated
description: updated
daniel CURTIS (anoda) wrote :

Hi, I thought, that this problem is more suitable for 'apparmor-profile' instead Firefox.

affects: firefox (Ubuntu) → apparmor (Ubuntu)
daniel CURTIS (anoda) on 2012-12-29
summary: - Firefox default profile contains the names of directories only in
- English
+ AppArmor default profile for Firefox contains the names of directories
+ only in English
description: updated
daniel CURTIS (anoda) on 2012-12-29
description: updated
daniel CURTIS (anoda) on 2012-12-30
description: updated
daniel CURTIS (anoda) on 2012-12-30
description: updated
daniel CURTIS (anoda) on 2013-01-05
description: updated
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