Bug 1259408 - SELinux will prevent NetworkManager from establishing an IPSec session
SELinux will prevent NetworkManager from establishing an IPSec session
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager-openswan (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Avesh Agarwal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-09-02 10:16 EDT by David Hill
Modified: 2016-12-20 09:33 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 09:33:06 EST
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Description David Hill 2015-09-02 10:16:48 EDT
Description of problem:
Unable to establish an IPSec tunnel with NetworkManager-openswan

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 23

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 23
2. Install NetworkManager-openswan-gnome
3. Configure a VPN
4. Try to connect

Actual results:
Fails with SELinux alert

Expected results:
Works with Selinux

Additional info:
[root@localhost audit]# cat audit.log | grep -i denied | audit2allow -R

require {
	type ipsec_mgmt_t;
	type efivarfs_t;
	type systemd_logind_t;
	type xdm_t;
	type kernel_t;
	type devpts_t;
	type ptmx_t;
	class netlink_xfrm_socket { setopt nlmsg_read create bind };
	class process sigchld;
	class filesystem getattr;
	class file read;
	class chr_file { open write ioctl read };

#============= ipsec_mgmt_t ==============
allow ipsec_mgmt_t devpts_t:chr_file open;
allow ipsec_mgmt_t devpts_t:filesystem getattr;
allow ipsec_mgmt_t ptmx_t:chr_file { open write ioctl read };
allow ipsec_mgmt_t self:netlink_xfrm_socket { setopt nlmsg_read create bind };

#============= systemd_logind_t ==============
allow systemd_logind_t efivarfs_t:file read;

#============= xdm_t ==============
allow xdm_t kernel_t:process sigchld;
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