Bug 1022660 - Confined SELinux users are not able to see user logs using journald
Confined SELinux users are not able to see user logs using journald
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lukas Vrabec
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2013-10-23 14:08 EDT by Thorsten Scherf
Modified: 2015-06-29 08:42 EDT (History)
10 users (show)

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Description Thorsten Scherf 2013-10-23 14:08:15 EDT
Description of problem:
Confined SELinux users are not able to view user logs, while unconfined users can view the logs:

$ journalctl 
Hint: You are currently not seeing messages from other users and the system.
      Users in the groups 'adm', 'systemd-journal', 'wheel' can see all messages.
      Pass -q to turn off this notice.
No journal files were opened due to insufficient permissions.
$ id -Z

$ journalctl 
-- Logs begin at Thu 2013-10-10 22:02:54 CEST, end at Wed 2013-10-23 19:59:56 CEST. --
Oct 10 22:02:54 fedora.virt.tuxgeek.de systemd[1011]: Failed to open private bus connection: Failed to connect to socket /run/user/1000
Oct 10 22:02:54 fedora.virt.tuxgeek.de systemd[1011]: Mounted /sys/kernel/config.
Oct 10 22:02:54 fedora.virt.tuxgeek.de systemd[1011]: Startup finished in 26ms.
Oct 10 22:02:54 fedora.virt.tuxgeek.de systemd[1011]: Starting Default.
Oct 10 22:02:54 fedora.virt.tuxgeek.de systemd[1011]: Reached target Default.

$ id -Z

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How reproducible:
Login as staff_u user 
run journalctl

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual results:
see above

Expected results:
able to see user logs

Additional info:
Comment 1 Thorsten Scherf 2013-10-23 16:28:03 EDT
this needs to be reported against selinux-policy of course. changed that. policy version test against is selinux-policy-targeted-3.12.1-75.fc20.noarch.
Comment 2 Miroslav Grepl 2013-10-24 10:01:38 EDT
Any chance to update to the latest policy and re-test it and attach AVC msgs if it does not work. Thank you.
Comment 3 Thorsten Scherf 2013-11-01 08:06:23 EDT
# rpm -q selinux-policy-targeted

# ausearch -m AVC -ts today
time->Fri Nov  1 13:03:53 2013
type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1383307433.583:961): arch=c000003e syscall=2 success=yes exit=5 a0=7f423fca0420 a1=80000 a2=0 a3=72756f6a2e303030 items=0 ppid=10041 pid=10065 auid=1000 uid=1000 gid=1000 euid=1000 suid=1000 fsuid=1000 egid=1000 sgid=1000 fsgid=1000 ses=30 tty=pts0 comm="journalctl" exe="/usr/bin/journalctl" subj=staff_u:staff_r:staff_t:s0 key=(null)
type=AVC msg=audit(1383307433.583:961): avc:  denied  { open } for  pid=10065 comm="journalctl" path="/var/log/journal/dba94626aa526841cf8d6fd7101caf64/user-1000.journal" dev="dm-1" ino=265053 scontext=staff_u:staff_r:staff_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:var_log_t:s0 tclass=file
type=AVC msg=audit(1383307433.583:961): avc:  denied  { read } for  pid=10065 comm="journalctl" name="user-1000.journal" dev="dm-1" ino=265053 scontext=staff_u:staff_r:staff_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:var_log_t:s0 tclass=file
Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2013-11-04 11:13:51 EST
It would seem this would be best handled via a transition on execution of journalctl.  So the only way these logs would be viewable would be with journalctl.

We don't want to allow a loose permissioned log file to be read by a confined user.
Comment 5 Daniel Walsh 2013-11-04 11:29:02 EST


Adds journalctl policy to git.
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