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|Summary:||cp -Z doesn't set the SE Linux context if a file exists|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Russell Coker <rcoker>|
|Component:||coreutils||Assignee:||Tim Waugh <twaugh>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||5.94-4||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2006-04-26 06:59:36 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Russell Coker 2006-04-26 06:47:02 EDT
Description of problem: The command "cp -Z root:object_r:tmp_t file-a file-b" does not set the context of file-b if it already exists. If the file does not exist then it operates correctly. This is because the "-Z" option of cp sets the default context for new files that are created. If a file exists then cp does not unlink and recreate it, but instead just truncates it. One potential solution would be to unlink and recreate the file. My solution has been to apply the create context when truncating the file (patch attached). If you don't like my patch then let me know what you would like and I'll re-write it.
Comment 1 Russell Coker 2006-04-26 06:47:02 EDT
Created attachment 128246 [details] patch to fix this bug
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2006-04-26 06:59:36 EDT
Thanks. Applied in 5.94-4.
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2006-10-04 09:33:45 EDT
This got broken again in rawhide. Fixed in 5.97-12.