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Mastering Linux Security and Hardening

By : Donald A. Tevault
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Mastering Linux Security and Hardening

By: Donald A. Tevault

Overview of this book

This book has extensive coverage of techniques that will help prevent attackers from breaching your system, by building a much more secure Linux environment. You will learn various security techniques such as SSH hardening, network service detection, setting up firewalls, encrypting file systems, protecting user accounts, authentication processes, and so on. Moving forward, you will also develop hands-on skills with advanced Linux permissions, access control, special modes, and more. Lastly, this book will also cover best practices and troubleshooting techniques to get your work done efficiently. By the end of this book, you will be confident in delivering a system that will be much harder to compromise.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Troubleshooting AppArmor problems

So, I've been here racking my brain for the past several days, trying to come up with a good troubleshooting scenario. It turns out that I didn't need to. The Ubuntu folk have handed me a good scenario on a silver platter, in the form of a buggy Samba profile.

As you've just seen, I used aa-enforce to put the two Samba-related profiles into enforce mode. But, watch what happens now when I try to restart Samba in order to get the profiles to take effect:

donnie@ubuntu3:/etc/apparmor.d$ sudo systemctl restart smbd
Job for smbd.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status smbd.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

Okay, that's not good.  Looking at the status for the smbd service, I see this:

donnie@ubuntu3:/etc/apparmor.d$ sudo systemctl status smbd
● smbd.service - LSB: start Samba SMB/CIFS daemon (smbd)
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/smbd; bad; vendor preset: enabled)