Bug 227335

Summary: conflicting selinux contexts defined for dovecot files
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Mark Knoop <mark>
Component: dovecotAssignee: Tomas Janousek <tjanouse>
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Description Mark Knoop 2007-02-05 12:46:16 UTC
Description of problem:
conflicting specifications defined for dovecot files

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run an imap server with dovecot
2. Notice avc denials
3. Run `fixfiles relabel`
Actual results:
matchpathcon_filespec_add:  conflicting specifications for
/var/run/dovecot/login/ssl-parameters.dat and
/var/lib/dovecot/ssl-parameters.dat, using system_u:object_r:dovecot_var_run_t:s0.

The two files mentioned are hardlinks, yet the policy defines differing contexts. 

Additional info:
grep -e var.....dovecot /etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts
/var/lib/dovecot(/.*)?  system_u:object_r:dovecot_var_lib_t:s0
/var/run/dovecot(-login)?(/.*)? system_u:object_r:dovecot_var_run_t:s0

See also bug 215722 for a similar problem with postfix.

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2007-02-05 20:02:10 UTC
Is this some kind of local customization?  Why would a Hard linked file be in
/var/run/dovecot directory.

If this is something you setup you could do the following to remove the problem

semanage fcontext -a -t dovecot_var_lib_t /var/run/dovecot/login/ssl-parameters.dat

If this is some kind of normal setup, I believe it is a bug in dovecot.

Comment 2 Timo Sirainen 2007-02-05 20:28:22 UTC
By default ssl-parameters.dat is created to /var/lib/dovecot/ and updated once a week, and from there it's 
hardlinked to /var/run/dovecot/ (or copied if hardlinking fails).

Comment 3 Mark Knoop 2007-02-06 09:58:25 UTC
Just confirming that this is a normal setup. 

Also wondered how far away selinux-policy-2.4.6-28 is for FC6?

Comment 4 Mark Knoop 2007-07-22 11:57:25 UTC
This is still here in f7:


Any idea yet whether this is a dovecot bug or an selinux bug?

Comment 5 Daniel Walsh 2007-07-23 13:14:39 UTC
Fixed in selinux-policy-2.6.4-29.fc7