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Bug 127900 - selinux-policy-targeted breaks file access for httpd
selinux-policy-targeted breaks file access for httpd
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Russell Coker
Ben Levenson
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Blocks: FC3Target FC3BugWeekQA
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Reported: 2004-07-14 23:31 EDT by Nathan G. Grennan
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-10-05 19:22:44 EDT
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Description Nathan G. Grennan 2004-07-14 23:31:27 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7)
Gecko/20040617 Galeon/1.3.16

Description of problem:
SELinux policy breaks file access for httpd. I can't retrieve
/var/www/html/vm/vm.exe aka http://hostname/vm/vm.exe. I also can't
see the file in the index listing for http://hostname/vm/


dmesg output:
audit(1089861367.288:0): avc:  denied  { getattr } for  pid=1847
exe=/usr/sbin/httpd path=/var/www/html/vm/vm.exe dev=md1 ino=611056
scontext=user_u:system_r:httpd_t tcontext=user_u:object_r:user_home_t

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mv file /var/www/html
2. Start httpd
3. Open a browser on another computer and try to retrieve the file


Actual Results:  Forbidden

Expected Results:  Download dialog

Additional info:
Comment 1 Nathan G. Grennan 2004-07-14 23:37:59 EDT

The previous version had the same problem, and a tested workaround was
to disable selinux.
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2004-08-11 16:46:09 EDT
In order to get homedirectory access working with Targeted policy you
need to mark the files with httpd_user_content_t

chcon -t httpd_user_content_t /home/user/XYZ
Comment 3 Ben Levenson 2004-10-05 19:22:44 EDT
You need to change the context of the file after you relocate it
from your home directory to /var/www/html.
"restorecon /var/www/html/vm/vm.exe" should do the trick.

Closing as NOTABUG.

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