Bug 139744

Summary: write access to user's public_html directory
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Documentation Reporter: Mark Drago <markdrago>
Component: selinux-apacheAssignee: Chad Sellers <csellers>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Tammy Fox <tammy.c.fox>
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Version: develCC: walters
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Fixed In Version: 1.5.6 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Mark Drago 2004-11-17 20:25:18 UTC
Description of problem:
I have a php web application that uses sqlite.  The program lives in
my $HOME/public_html/ directory.  The sqlite database file is in this
directory.  So, I need to allow apache to write to the
$HOME/public_html directory in order have it update the database.  I
used the selinux-apache document to get as far as I did, but this
inability to write to the public_html directory caused me to set
selinux to 'warn' only.  This is probably something that would fit
well in this document.

Comment 1 Tammy Fox 2004-11-23 21:11:28 UTC
I'm assigning this to Karsten since he is working with Colin on this
document.

Comment 2 Colin Walters 2004-11-23 23:54:27 UTC
PHP kind of throws a wrench into our original design; because it runs
in-process, it requires httpd_t to have direct write access to
httpd_sys_content_t, etc.

See:
http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-selinux-list/2004-November/msg00097.html



Comment 3 Karsten Wade 2005-12-28 00:56:33 UTC
Does this need an FAQ entry for FC4 or FC5?

Reassigning, please evaluate for usage, or close as WONTFIX.

Thanks.

Comment 4 Chad Sellers 2006-04-20 18:08:58 UTC
With strict policy, this will require a policy change, as there is no type that
allows apache/php write access as well as user_t. For targeted, this can get
httpd_sys_script_rw_t, just like the other php script FAQ (possibly merged), and
the user in unconfined_t can still access it.

Comment 5 Chad Sellers 2006-04-20 20:09:56 UTC
Addressed in cvs