Bug 137486 - removable drives with vfat filesystem have wrong policy
removable drives with vfat filesystem have wrong policy
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
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Reported: 2004-10-28 16:03 EDT by Evan Jeffrey
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-28 16:10:42 EDT
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Description Evan Jeffrey 2004-10-28 16:03:22 EDT
Description of problem:

When plugging a USB mass storage device (in this case an iRiver
portable hard drive MP3 player), it is correctly auto-mounted, but the
 SElinux MAC prevents write access to the drive.  Files could be read
and deleted, but not created or modified.  This is on a fresh install
of FC3test3.

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How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Log into gnome desktop
2.  plug USB hard drive with vfat partition into usb port
3.  attempt to create files on the drive.
Actual results:

permission denied for all users (including root and the owner of the

Expected results:

Drive should be writable by user logged into console when drive is

Additional info:

When unmounted from the desktop and mounted by hand by the root user,
write access is possible.  Booting with selinux=0 also "fixes" the
Comment 1 Colin Walters 2004-10-28 16:10:42 EDT
This is already fixed post-fc3t3, like in fc3rc2.

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