Bug 1315556 - Documentation should include instructions to turn on cobbler_anon_write SELinux boolean.
Documentation should include instructions to turn on cobbler_anon_write SELin...
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Docs Installation Guide (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Russell Dickenson
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Reported: 2016-03-07 23:10 EST by Paul Wayper
Modified: 2017-09-20 19:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-09-20 19:48:49 EDT
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Description Paul Wayper 2016-03-07 23:10:56 EST
Description of problem:

Satellite 5 uses cobbler to write the templates used to boot machines, including files in the /tftpboot directory.  Normally these are given the tftpdir_t type, but in earlier Satellite 5 installations they use the public_content_rw_t type.  Cobbler is unable to write to this directory in the standard SELinux policy

This access can be allowed by turning on the cobbler_anon_write SELinux boolean switch.

The Satellite 5 installation documentation should recommend turning on this boolean permanently using the command:

setsebool -P cobbler_anon_write on

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

Satellite 5.7

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Satellite 5.7 with TFTP options for PXE booting.
2. Create /tftpboot directory, give it public_content_rw_t type
3. Try to use cobbler to set up a kickstart file in /tftpboot

Actual results:

4. AVC denial message, cobbler cannot create file.

Expected results:

1a. Documentation guided user to turn SELinux boolean on.
4. Cobbler creates file, kittens frolic with joy.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Andrew Dahms 2017-07-04 05:57:38 EDT
Moving to 'NEW' and the default assignee to be triaged as the schedule allows.
Comment 3 Julie 2017-07-20 21:29:45 EDT
Hi Russell, I've merged the MR for 5.8. As requested, I will leave the 5.7 MR to you. Please feel free to move the bug to VERIFIED after you've merged the 5.7 MR.

Comment 6 Russell Dickenson 2017-07-20 23:48:23 EDT

Please republish the Satellite 5.7 Installation Guide.
Comment 7 Andrew Dahms 2017-07-22 11:13:39 EDT
Hi Russell,

Thank you for your needinfo request.

The Installation Guide for Satellite 5.7 is now queued for publication; closing.

Kind regards,


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