Bug 1134967 - SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/openvpn from 'write' accesses on the file .
Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/openvpn from 'write' accesses on the file .
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openvpn
Version: 20
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gwyn Ciesla
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: abrt_hash:b68939b732debbc20668a8b41c8...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-08-28 14:18 UTC by Mikhail
Modified: 2014-11-13 10:39 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-11-13 10:36:40 UTC
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Description Mikhail 2014-08-28 14:18:17 UTC
Description of problem:
Try start OpenVPN server
SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/openvpn from 'write' accesses on the file .

*****  Plugin catchall (100. confidence) suggests   **************************

If you believe that openvpn should be allowed write access on the  file 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 openvpn /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol
# semodule -i mypol.pp

Additional Information:
Source Context                system_u:system_r:openvpn_t:s0
Target Context                unconfined_u:object_r:openvpn_etc_t:s0
Target Objects                 [ file ]
Source                        openvpn
Source Path                   /usr/sbin/openvpn
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           openvpn-2.3.2-4.fc20.x86_64
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.12.1-180.fc20.noarch
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed) 3.15.10-200.fc20.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu
                              Aug 14 15:39:24 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   2
First Seen                    2014-08-28 20:14:19 YEKT
Last Seen                     2014-08-28 20:15:44 YEKT
Local ID                      bc2b96dc-db75-4d34-a8e5-e92d68289daf

Raw Audit Messages
type=AVC msg=audit(1409235344.925:526): avc:  denied  { write } for  pid=5598 comm="openvpn" name="openvpn-status.log" dev="sda3" ino=154188 scontext=system_u:system_r:openvpn_t:s0 tcontext=unconfined_u:object_r:openvpn_etc_t:s0 tclass=file

type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1409235344.925:526): arch=x86_64 syscall=access success=no exit=EACCES a0=7f11922d0708 a1=2 a2=7f118ebef768 a3=0 items=0 ppid=1 pid=5598 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm=openvpn exe=/usr/sbin/openvpn subj=system_u:system_r:openvpn_t:s0 key=(null)

Hash: openvpn,openvpn_t,openvpn_etc_t,file,write

Additional info:
reporter:       libreport-2.2.3
hashmarkername: setroubleshoot
kernel:         3.15.10-200.fc20.x86_64
type:           libreport

Potential duplicate: bug 1002240

Comment 1 Lukas Vrabec 2014-08-28 14:45:01 UTC
Why isn't this file in /var/log/openvpn?

Comment 2 David Sommerseth 2014-08-29 10:30:52 UTC
I see the file it tried to access was /var/log/openvpn-access.log, which keeps a status overview of all connected clients.  This file not a generic log file, but a file which openvpn updates regularly.  Thus, this information cannot and should not be in /var/log/openvpn.

I've not checked F20, but in F19 I see these file contexts declared:

/var/log/openvpn-status\.log.*                     regular file       system_u:object_r:openvpn_status_t:s0 
/var/log/openvpn.*                                 all files          system_u:object_r:openvpn_var_log_t:s0 

Based on the denial, I would recommend doing a 'restorecon -v /var/log/openvpn-status.log' first.  To ensure the file context is correct.

The denial says:
tcontext=unconfined_u:object_r:openvpn_etc_t:s0 tclass=file

Which indicates that the openvpn-status.log have openvpn_etc_t instead of openvpn_status_t.

Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2014-08-29 11:12:42 UTC
It looks like the file was in /etc at one point, and mv'd to /var/log?

Comment 4 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2014-11-10 15:37:30 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 5 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2014-11-10 15:51:37 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 6 David Sommerseth 2014-11-13 10:36:40 UTC
Closing this one as there has been no response from the reporter, and it looks like a misconfiguration (wrong SELinux label on /var/log/openvpn-status.log).

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