Bug 1453114 - dnsmasq: failed to create inotify for /etc/resolv.conf: Permission denied
Summary: dnsmasq: failed to create inotify for /etc/resolv.conf: Permission denied
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 7.4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Lukas Vrabec
QA Contact: Milos Malik
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-05-22 08:02 UTC by Gerd Hoffmann
Modified: 2017-08-01 15:26 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.13.1-152.el7
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Last Closed: 2017-08-01 15:26:23 UTC
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2017:1861 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE selinux-policy bug fix update 2017-08-01 17:50:24 UTC

Description Gerd Hoffmann 2017-05-22 08:02:59 UTC
Description of problem:
libvirt fails to start virtual networks.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start libvirt network.

Actual results:

kraxel@broadwell ~/libvirt/net# virsh net-start bios
error: Failed to start network bios
error: internal error: Child process (VIR_BRIDGE_NAME=virbr0 /usr/sbin/dnsmasq --conf-file=/var/lib/libvirt/dnsmasq/bios.conf --leasefile-ro --dhcp-script=/usr/libexec/libvirt_leaseshelper) unexpected exit status 5:
dnsmasq: failed to create inotify for /etc/resolv.conf: Permission denied

Expected results:
Network starts fine.

Additional info:

resolv.conf is managed by systemd-resolved ans looks this way:

kraxel@broadwell ~/libvirt/net# ll -Z /etc/resolv.conf /run/systemd/resolve/resolv.conf
lrwxrwxrwx. root            root            unconfined_u:object_r:etc_t:s0   /etc/resolv.conf -> /run/systemd/resolve/resolv.conf
-rw-r--r--. systemd-resolve systemd-resolve system_u:object_r:net_conf_t:s0  /run/systemd/resolve/resolv.conf

After "setenforce 0" the network starts fine.

Comment 2 Milos Malik 2017-05-22 08:15:20 UTC
Do you see any SELinux denials as a result of your scenario?

# ausearch -m avc -m user_avc -m selinux_err -m user_selinux_err -i -ts today

Comment 3 Gerd Hoffmann 2017-05-22 08:20:46 UTC
type=PROCTITLE msg=audit(22.05.2017 09:35:15.464:14806) : proctitle=/usr/sbin/dnsmasq --conf-file=/var/lib/libvirt/dnsmasq/bios.conf --leasefile-ro --dhcp-script=/usr/libexec/libvirt_leaseshelper
type=SYSCALL msg=audit(22.05.2017 09:35:15.464:14806) : arch=x86_64 syscall=inotify_add_watch success=no exit=EACCES(Permission denied) a0=0x6 a1=0x5614c43dc2d0 a2=0x88 a3=0x5 items=0 ppid=26122 pid=26194 auid=unset uid=root gid=root euid=root suid=root fsuid=root egid=root sgid=root fsgid=root tty=(none) ses=unset comm=dnsmasq exe=/usr/sbin/dnsmasq subj=system_u:system_r:dnsmasq_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)
type=AVC msg=audit(22.05.2017 09:35:15.464:14806) : avc:  denied  { read } for  pid=26194 comm=dnsmasq name=resolve dev="tmpfs" ino=20256 scontext=system_u:system_r:dnsmasq_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:systemd_resolved_var_run_t:s0 tclass=dir

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2017-08-01 15:26:23 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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