Bug 1271669 - audit2allow cannot parse boot date in some locales
audit2allow cannot parse boot date in some locales
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: audit (Show other bugs)
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medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Steve Grubb
Ondrej Moriš
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Reported: 2015-10-14 09:24 EDT by Dalibor Pospíšil
Modified: 2016-11-04 02:12 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: audit-2.5.2-1.el7
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Last Closed: 2016-11-04 02:12:25 EDT
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Description Dalibor Pospíšil 2015-10-14 09:24:42 EDT
Description of problem:
audit2allow -b is trying to get boot time (I do not know from where) and it fail to decode it if LANG is set to some of the locales.

Following are the problematic ones, particularly on RHEL7.2:
ar_AE.iso88596, ar_AE.utf8, ar_BH, ar_BH.iso88596, ar_BH.utf8, ar_DZ, ar_DZ.iso88596, ar_DZ.utf8, ar_EG, ar_EG.iso88596, ar_EG.utf8, ar_IQ, ar_IQ.iso88596, ar_IQ.utf8, ar_JO, ar_JO.iso88596, ar_JO.utf8, ar_KW, ar_KW.iso88596, ar_KW.utf8, ar_LB, ar_LB.iso88596, ar_LB.utf8, ar_LY, ar_LY.iso88596, ar_LY.utf8, ar_MA, ar_MA.iso88596, ar_MA.utf8, ar_OM, ar_OM.iso88596, ar_OM.utf8, ar_QA, ar_QA.iso88596, ar_QA.utf8, ar_SD, ar_SD.iso88596, ar_SD.utf8, ar_SY, ar_SY.iso88596, ar_SY.utf8, ar_TN, ar_TN.iso88596, ar_TN.utf8, ar_YE, ar_YE.iso88596, ar_YE.utf8, as_IN, as_IN.utf8, bo_CN, bo_CN.utf8, bo_IN, bo_IN.utf8, bokmal, bokm, dz_BT, dz_BT.utf8, fa_IR, fa_IR.utf8, ja_JP, ja_JP.eucjp, ja_JP.ujis, ja_JP.utf8, japanese, japanese.euc, ko_KR, ko_KR.euckr, ko_KR.utf8, korean, korean.euc, nb_NO, nb_NO.iso88591, nb_NO.utf8, nn_NO, nn_NO.iso88591, nn_NO.utf8, no_NO, norwegian, nynorsk, or_IN, or_IN.utf8, sq_AL, sq_AL.iso88591, sq_AL.utf8, sq_MK, sq_MK.utf8, te_IN, te_IN.utf8, yue_HK, yue_HK.utf8, zh_CN, zh_CN.gb18030, zh_CN.gb2312, zh_CN.gbk, zh_CN.utf8, zh_HK, zh_HK.big5hkscs, zh_HK.utf8, zh_SG, zh_SG.gb2312, zh_SG.gbk, zh_SG.utf8, zh_TW, zh_TW.big5, zh_TW.euctw, zh_TW.utf8

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. # LANG=ar_AE audit2allow -b
Invalid start time (CEST 03:54:08 ). Hour, Minute, and Second are required.
Comment 1 Petr Lautrbach 2015-10-14 10:28:38 EDT
see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1197235
Comment 2 Steve Grubb 2015-10-14 12:29:43 EDT
I tested this on F22, and it doesn't seem to have this problem. But then again I have logs that are recorded in en_US.UTF-8. 

What version of audit is being used?
Can you include 2 or 3 lines out logs generated from this command:
# grep audit /var/log/messages | grep 1400

Comment 3 Dalibor Pospíšil 2015-11-10 04:45:41 EST
After reboot I get:
# LANG=ar_AE audit2allow -b
Invalid start time (CET 10:36:03 ). Hour, Minute, and Second are required.

# grep audit /var/log/messages
Nov 10 07:45:01 sopos-rhel7-brq auditd[562]: Audit daemon rotating log files
Comment 4 Steve Grubb 2015-11-10 10:35:25 EST
What I was asking for is samples of the logs that are causing the problems. I specifically wanted the ones with 1400 because those are AVC's. You also didn't answer the question about which version of audit you are using.

When I use the one and only one log line you pasted, I cannot reproduce the problem.

# echo "Nov 10 07:45:01 sopos-rhel7-brq auditd[562]: Audit daemon rotating log files" | LANG=ar_AE audit2allow -b
<no matches>

If I can't reproduce the error, I can't fix it. Thanks.
Comment 5 Dalibor Pospíšil 2015-11-11 11:59:56 EST
I use audit-2.4.1-5.el7.

Actually I do not know where the boot timestamp comes form so I cannot check the format.
Comment 6 Steve Grubb 2016-01-13 15:43:37 EST
Going back to comment #2, I need some log samples to look at. Can you run the following for me:

# grep 'type=AVC' /var/log/audit/audit.log | head -n 3
Comment 7 Steve Grubb 2016-01-13 18:53:11 EST
Looking through the sepolgen code I find this:

    fd=open("/proc/uptime", "r")
    s = time.localtime(time.time() - off)
    bootdate = time.strftime("%x", s)
    boottime = time.strftime("%X", s)
    output = subprocess.Popen(["/sbin/ausearch", "-m", "AVC,USER_AVC,MAC_POLICY_LOAD,DAEMON_START,SELINUX_ERR", "-ts", bootdate, boottime],

Based on that, I'm inclined to believe this bz is a duplicate of Bug #1286633.
Comment 11 Steve Grubb 2016-04-29 13:30:56 EDT
audit-2.5.2-1.el7 has been built to address this issue
Comment 15 errata-xmlrpc 2016-11-04 02:12:25 EDT
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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