Bug 1414101 - XFCE Desktop Background chooser triggers SELinux alert
Summary: XFCE Desktop Background chooser triggers SELinux alert
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 25
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lukas Vrabec
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-01-17 18:37 UTC by Paul Sadauskas
Modified: 2017-12-12 10:53 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-12-12 10:53:29 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
SELinux alert (69.44 KB, image/png)
2017-01-17 18:37 UTC, Paul Sadauskas
no flags Details
Background chooser missing thumbnails (45.41 KB, image/png)
2017-01-17 18:38 UTC, Paul Sadauskas
no flags Details
Background chooser unable to select any files (50.70 KB, image/png)
2017-01-17 18:38 UTC, Paul Sadauskas
no flags Details

Description Paul Sadauskas 2017-01-17 18:37:58 UTC
Created attachment 1241908 [details]
SELinux alert

Description of problem: When attempting to change the background in XFCE in a fresh install of the XFCE-spin, I get an SELinux alert. The dialog then never shows any background thumbnails, and can't choose any files.

Performing both of the steps outlined in the SELinux Troubleshooter don't fix anything, the SELinux error just pops up again. It seems like I need a more relaxed restriction on allowing the picker to access the `.cache/thumbnails` dir, and also to the directories containing images, `/usr/share` and `$HOME`. Its not clear to me what the "pool" source process is.

I'm able to view those directories in the file manager with no problems.

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

How reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the Fedora 25 XFCE Spin
2. Try to change the deskop background via the settings dialog

Actual results: SELinux prevents the background chooser from accessing any files.

Expected results: I'm able to change the background.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Paul Sadauskas 2017-01-17 18:38:29 UTC
Created attachment 1241909 [details]
Background chooser missing thumbnails

Comment 2 Paul Sadauskas 2017-01-17 18:38:57 UTC
Created attachment 1241910 [details]
Background chooser unable to select any files

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