Bug 1307126 - SELinux prevents web application to access zebradb
SELinux prevents web application to access zebradb
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: idzebra (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nicholas van Oudtshoorn
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-02-12 13:50 EST by Federico Leva
Modified: 2016-12-21 02:51 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 13:40:16 EST
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Description Federico Leva 2016-02-12 13:50:32 EST
Description of problem:

Koha cannot communicate with Zebra.

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

# rpm -qa | grep zebra

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install idzebra (and libidzebra, libidzebra-modules, libidzebra-devel).
2. Run zebrasrv

Actual results:

SELinux prevents Koha (in my example running as user koha:apache within httpd set to run as apache:apache) from accessing the socket although the file is world-writable:

type=AVC msg=audit(1455270242.843:2264): avc:  denied  { connectto } for  pid=16658 comm="search.pl" path="/run/koha/zebradb/bibliosocket" scontext=system_u:system_r:httpd_t:s0 tcontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tclass=unix_stream_socket permissive=0

Expected results:

The application can contact the zebradb via the UNIX socket (provided that file permissions are set).

Additional info:

I think I fixed the issue, like this: https://github.com/nemobis/beic-koha/commit/3fb95488255121b714cedb969552d49b1379a551
I'm not sure whether we are expected to fix the SELinux policy for Koha ourselves or not, but I see there is a "zebra" module in semodule -l and the documentation says to report the cases where a custom policy is needed, so here I am.
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Comment 3 Federico Leva 2016-12-21 02:51:39 EST
I think this is still relevant, but I can't test right now.

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