Bug 1008851 - setsebool cannot set known booleans if -P is used
setsebool cannot set known booleans if -P is used
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 998974
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: policycoreutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
BaseOS QE Security Team
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Reported: 2013-09-17 03:59 EDT by Sumit Bose
Modified: 2013-09-17 07:44 EDT (History)
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Description Sumit Bose 2013-09-17 03:59:59 EDT
Description of problem:
While testing IPA on 6.5 the IPA QE found found error messages like

2013-09-17T02:01:47Z DEBUG args=/usr/sbin/setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect=on httpd_manage_ipa=on
2013-09-17T02:01:47Z DEBUG stdout=
2013-09-17T02:01:47Z DEBUG stderr=Boolean httpd_can_network_connect is not defined


2013-09-17T02:03:36Z DEBUG args=/usr/sbin/setsebool -P samba_portmapper=true
2013-09-17T02:03:36Z DEBUG stdout=
2013-09-17T02:03:36Z DEBUG stderr=Boolean samba_portmapper is not defined

in the log files of the IPA installation. After the installation the same could be seen on the command line:

]# /usr/sbin/setsebool -P samba_portmapper true
Boolean samba_portmapper is not defined
# semanage boolean -l | grep samba_portmapper
samba_portmapper               (aus  ,  aus)  Allow samba to act as a portmapper

After setting the boolean with semange everything is working as expected

# semanage boolean --on samba_portmapper
# getsebool samba_portmapper
samba_portmapper --> on
# setsebool samba_portmapper false
# getsebool samba_portmapper
samba_portmapper --> off
# setsebool -P samba_portmapper false
# /usr/sbin/setsebool -P samba_portmapper true
# getsebool samba_portmapper
samba_portmapper --> on

But only for the boolean touch by semanage others still fail if the -P option is used:

# /usr/sbin/setsebool -P httpd_manage_ipa true
Boolean httpd_manage_ipa is not defined
# /usr/sbin/setsebool  httpd_manage_ipa true
# /usr/sbin/setsebool -P httpd_manage_ipa true
Boolean httpd_manage_ipa is not defined
# /usr/sbin/getsebool httpd_manage_ipa
httpd_manage_ipa --> on
# /usr/sbin/setsebool -P httpd_manage_ipa true
Boolean httpd_manage_ipa is not defined

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Steps to Reproduce:
see above

Actual results:
setsebool -P cannot set a SELinux boolean

Expected results:
setsebool -P can set SELinux boolean

Additional info:
the same issue was observed by other team members while testing on RHEL7
Comment 2 Miroslav Grepl 2013-09-17 07:44:56 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 998974 ***

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