Bug 1011672 - SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/nginx from 'search' accesses on the directory mikhail.
SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/nginx from 'search' accesses on the directory...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Unspecified
unspecified Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: Miroslav Grepl
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1011673 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2013-09-24 15:14 EDT by Mikhail
Modified: 2015-06-29 21:33 EDT (History)
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Description Mikhail 2013-09-24 15:14:57 EDT
Description of problem:
SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/nginx from 'search' accesses on the directory mikhail.

*****  Plugin catchall_boolean (47.5 confidence) suggests   ******************

If you want to allow httpd to read user content
Then you must tell SELinux about this by enabling the 'httpd_read_user_content' boolean.
You can read 'None' man page for more details.
setsebool -P httpd_read_user_content 1

*****  Plugin catchall_boolean (47.5 confidence) suggests   ******************

If you want to allow httpd to enable homedirs
Then you must tell SELinux about this by enabling the 'httpd_enable_homedirs' boolean.
You can read 'None' man page for more details.
setsebool -P httpd_enable_homedirs 1

*****  Plugin catchall (6.38 confidence) suggests   **************************

If you believe that nginx should be allowed search access on the mikhail directory by default.
Then you should report this as a bug.
You can generate a local policy module to allow this access.
allow this access for now by executing:
# grep nginx /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol
# semodule -i mypol.pp

Additional Information:
Source Context                system_u:system_r:httpd_t:s0
Target Context                unconfined_u:object_r:user_home_dir_t:s0
Target Objects                mikhail [ dir ]
Source                        nginx
Source Path                   /usr/sbin/nginx
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           nginx-1.4.2-3.fc20.x86_64
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.12.1-75.fc20.noarch
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed) 3.11.1-300.fc20.x86_64 #1 SMP Sat
                              Sep 14 15:01:23 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   1
First Seen                    2013-09-25 01:14:22 YEKT
Last Seen                     2013-09-25 01:14:22 YEKT
Local ID                      908a48d7-44ea-45af-b5c4-b0b3466d85ff

Raw Audit Messages
type=AVC msg=audit(1380050062.616:492): avc:  denied  { search } for  pid=6870 comm="nginx" name="mikhail" dev="sdb" ino=74055681 scontext=system_u:system_r:httpd_t:s0 tcontext=unconfined_u:object_r:user_home_dir_t:s0 tclass=dir

type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1380050062.616:492): arch=x86_64 syscall=open success=no exit=EACCES a0=7fbe68d91de3 a1=441 a2=1a4 a3=0 items=0 ppid=1 pid=6870 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 ses=4294967295 tty=(none) comm=nginx exe=/usr/sbin/nginx subj=system_u:system_r:httpd_t:s0 key=(null)

Hash: nginx,httpd_t,user_home_dir_t,dir,search

Additional info:
reporter:       libreport-2.1.7
hashmarkername: setroubleshoot
kernel:         3.11.1-300.fc20.x86_64
type:           libreport

Potential duplicate: bug 979755
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2013-09-24 15:36:41 EDT
*** Bug 1011673 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Lukas Vrabec 2013-09-26 11:29:39 EDT

This should fix your problem: "# setsebool -P httpd_enable_homedirs 1"
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-09-30 17:09:14 EDT
selinux-policy-3.12.1-84.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-10-02 02:41:33 EDT
Package selinux-policy-3.12.1-84.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing selinux-policy-3.12.1-84.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).
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