Bug 136522 - nss_db's makedb doesn't label files
Summary: nss_db's makedb doesn't label files
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nss_db   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-10-20 18:23 UTC by Nalin Dahyabhai
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.2-29
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Last Closed: 2004-10-20 19:24:09 UTC
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Description Nalin Dahyabhai 2004-10-20 18:23:40 UTC
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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rm -f /var/db/*.db
2. make -C /var/db
3. ls -lZ /var/db
Actual results:
shadow.db is in the var_t domain

Expected results:
shadow.db should be in the shadow_t domain or an equivalent

Additional info:
This assumes that the SELinux policy defines a specific context for
this file, which may not (yet) be the case.

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2004-10-20 18:45:09 UTC
I suggest these additions to the targeted policy's types.fc file:
  /var/db/.*\.db                  system_u:object_r:etc_t
  /var/db/shadow.db               system_u:object_r:shadow_t

Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2004-10-20 18:45:41 UTC
Ugh, that second line should be
  /var/db/shadow\.db               system_u:object_r:shadow_t

Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2004-10-20 19:24:09 UTC
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.

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