Bug 120140 - Normal users cannot execute shell scripts in /opt
Normal users cannot execute shell scripts in /opt
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: policy (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-04-06 07:23 EDT by Albert Strasheim
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-06 07:58:44 EDT
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Description Albert Strasheim 2004-04-06 07:23:34 EDT
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Description of problem:
Normal users cannot execute shell scripts in /opt.

As root:

nano /opt/hello.sh
echo hello

chmox +x /opt/hello.sh

As normal user:

bash: /opt/hello.sh: /bin/bash: bad interpreter: Permission denied

The following SELinux error is generated:

Apr  6 13:26:56 asok kernel: audit(1081250816.581:0): avc:  denied  {
execute } for  pid=4515 exe=/bin/bash name=hello.sh dev=hda5
ino=410771 scontext=user_u:user_r:user_t tcontext=root:object_r:usr_t

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
policy-1.9.2-10 bash-2.05b-38 filesystem-2.2.4-1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run shell script in /opt as normal user

Actual Results:  Shell script fails to run

Expected Results:  Shell script should run

Additional info:

I am currently trying to figure out why Gaussian03 (commercial
computational chemistry software) won't run, and since I installed it
under /opt, fixing this bug might fix Gaussian03.
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2004-04-06 07:58:44 EDT
chcon -t bin_t /opt/hello.sh 
will fix it.

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