Bug 122523 - restarts ssh but with incorrect security context
Summary: restarts ssh but with incorrect security context
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-05-05 14:13 UTC by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-09-30 18:20:41 UTC

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Description Tim Waugh 2004-05-05 14:13:25 UTC
Description of problem:
Upgrading glibc on an enforcing-mode SELinux machine renders it
incapable of accepting remote ssh logins until ssh is restarted by hand.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run SELinux enforcing mode.
2. Log in via ssh -- it works
3. Upgrade glibc (ssh is restarted in %post)
4. Try to log in via ssh - the log in is refused

This is because sshd is running in rpm_t context, due to being
restarted in an rpm scriptlet.

Comment 1 Ulrich Drepper 2004-09-30 11:11:33 UTC
I thing I updated my system today without explicitly restarting ssh
(i.e., the glibc spec file did).  Login still works.  Can somebody
confirm this is still a problem?  If yes, will we need to use the new

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2004-09-30 11:12:40 UTC
Not sure; I'm not using SELinux at the moment I'm afraid.

Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2004-09-30 13:45:44 UTC
This should not be a problem.  The 'su' replacement (Which it is not)
is only used for init startup scripts and cron jobs.  Basically any
place where you don't need the suid and pam stuff.


Comment 5 Ulrich Drepper 2004-09-30 16:35:09 UTC
So you're saying the whole bug should not be an issue and can be
closed?  Was there something back in May which could have caused problems?

And: What is the reason for posting the URL?

Comment 6 Daniel Walsh 2004-09-30 18:20:41 UTC
Yes rpm updates were doing a service restart which caused ssh to come
up in the wrong state.  

Oops, I pasted the html in the wrong page.  Got to stop reading two
bugzillas at once.

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