Bug 119779 - selinux won't let a NTFS partition be mounted
selinux won't let a NTFS partition be mounted
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: policy (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Ben Levenson
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Blocks: FC2Blocker
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Reported: 2004-04-01 22:56 EST by Jason
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-06 08:11:22 EDT
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Description Jason 2004-04-01 22:56:09 EST
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Description of problem:
I did a fresh install of FC2T2 and have selinux enabled.  I upgraded
the kernel to 2.6.4-1.300.  I made a ntfs.ko module and installed it
exactly like I have done dozens of times before.  When /etc/fstab
tries to mount the ntfs partition I get the following selinux error.

Apr  1 21:05:48 excalibur kernel: NTFS driver 2.1.6 [Flags: R/O MODULE].
Apr  1 21:05:48 excalibur kernel: NTFS volume version 3.1.
Apr  1 21:05:48 excalibur kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev sda1, type
ntfs), not configured for labeling
Apr  1 21:05:48 excalibur kernel: audit(1080875148.538:0): avc: 
denied  { mount } for  pid=2269 exe=/bin/mount name=/ dev=sda1 ino=5
scontext=root:sysadm_r:mount_t tcontext=system_u:object_r:unlabeled_t

I really need the NTFS partition mounted.  If this is going to affect
NCPFS as well, NCPFS will need to be fixed as well.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  install FC2T2 with selinux enabled
2.  compile and install the ntfs module
3.  try to mount a ntfs partition

Actual Results:  I get the error

Expected Results:  The partition should have been mounted

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jason 2004-04-02 18:15:26 EST
I just updated to policy-1.9.2-5.noarch.rpm and policy-sources-1.9.2-5
with the same results.
Comment 2 Albert Strasheim 2004-04-06 06:23:05 EDT
I compiled a custom kernel using config-2.6.4-1.305smp and adding
CONFIG_NTFS_FS=m. As root, I can mount all my NTFS partitions from the
command line (i.e. mount /dev/hda2 /mnt/os) or with entries in
/etc/fstab, like:

/dev/hda2  /mnt/os  ntfs  ro,umask=002  0 0

Linux asok 2.6.4-1.305custom #1 SMP Mon Apr 5 18:57:53 SAST 2004 i686
i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Comment 3 Jason 2004-04-06 11:36:25 EDT
Upgrading to the kernel 305 and policy 1.9.2-10 fixed the problem. 
Thank you.

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