Bug 1271996 - No SELinux boolean to allow tmpwatch on samba_share_t or nfs_t
Summary: No SELinux boolean to allow tmpwatch on samba_share_t or nfs_t
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 6.7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Miroslav Grepl
QA Contact: Milos Malik
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-10-15 09:09 UTC by Eva Mrakova
Modified: 2019-10-28 13:30 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.7.19-282.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 1218330
Last Closed: 2016-05-10 20:02:05 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2016:0763 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE selinux-policy bug fix update 2016-05-10 22:33:46 UTC

Description Eva Mrakova 2015-10-15 09:09:03 UTC
Also present on RHEL6 for

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1218330 +++

Description of problem:
Right now running tmpwatch on directories being labelled as samba_share_t
or nfs_t leads to AVC denied messages, which might be right in the first
case but it should be possible to allow it via SELinux booleans through -
because we have backups on NFS that are cleaned up with tmpwatch or also
a samba share for temporary files being watched by tmpwatch. Both fails as
of writing due to the too strict SELinux policy.

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

How reproducible:
Everytime, label a directory with samba_share_t or nfs_t and run tmpwatch.

Actual results:
No SELinux boolean to allow tmpwatch on samba_share_t or nfs_t.

Expected results:
SELinux boolean to allow tmpwatch on samba_share_t or nfs_t.

Additional info:
type=AVC msg=audit(1430425770.447:23279): avc:  denied  { setattr } for  pid=19622 comm="tmpwatch" name="our-nfs-directory" dev="0:35" ino=40965 scontext=system_u:system_r:tmpreaper_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:nfs_t:s0 tclass=dir
type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1430425770.447:23279): arch=x86_64 syscall=utime success=no exit=EACCES a0=4042b7 a1=7fff4ea61d70 a2=7fb7d1c377b8 a3=7fff4ea61ac0 items=0 ppid=101823 pid=19622 auid=0 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=493 comm=tmpwatch exe=/usr/sbin/tmpwatch subj=system_u:system_r:tmpreaper_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

Comment 4 errata-xmlrpc 2016-05-10 20:02:05 UTC
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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