Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 136522
nss_db's makedb doesn't label files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:52 EST
Description of problem:
When the bundled makedb tool is used to create DB files in /var/db
(either directly, or more likely through the Makefile), the created
files all have the default context.
In all likelihood, the shadow.db file should be in the same domain as
/etc/shadow, from which it's built.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rm -f /var/db/*.db
2. make -C /var/db
3. ls -lZ /var/db
shadow.db is in the var_t domain
shadow.db should be in the shadow_t domain or an equivalent
This assumes that the SELinux policy defines a specific context for
this file, which may not (yet) be the case.
I suggest these additions to the targeted policy's types.fc file:
Ugh, that second line should be
In 2.2-29 and later, makedb will modify its file creation context
before opening databases, so that new database files will be created
with a context which has been specified by the policy.