Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1271669
audit2allow cannot parse boot date in some locales
Last modified: 2016-11-04 02:12:25 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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. # LANG=ar_AE audit2allow -b
Invalid start time (CEST 03:54:08 ). Hour, Minute, and Second are required.
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
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: Audit daemon rotating log files
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: Audit daemon rotating log files" | LANG=ar_AE audit2allow -b
If I can't reproduce the error, I can't fix it. Thanks.
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.
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
Looking through the sepolgen code I find this:
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.
audit-2.5.2-1.el7 has been built to address this issue
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.