Bug 1495817 - SELinux is preventing setroubleshootd from read access on the file /var/lib/rpm/Packages.
Summary: SELinux is preventing setroubleshootd from read access on the file /var/lib/r...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 26
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lukas Vrabec
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1491610 1491858 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-09-26 12:05 UTC by Joel Uckelman
Modified: 2018-05-29 12:46 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-05-29 12:46:07 UTC
Type: Bug

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 1513720 0 unspecified CLOSED SELinux is preventing abrt-action-lis from 'map' accesses on the archivo /var/lib/rpm/Basenames. 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC

Internal Links: 1513720

Description Joel Uckelman 2017-09-26 12:05:45 UTC
Description of problem:

SELinux is preventing setroubleshootd from read access on the file /var/lib/rpm/Packages.

*****  Plugin catchall (100. confidence) suggests   **************************

If you believe that setroubleshootd should be allowed read access on the Packages file by default.
Then you should report this as a bug.
You can generate a local policy module to allow this access.
allow this access for now by executing:
# ausearch -c 'setroubleshootd' --raw | audit2allow -M my-setroubleshootd
# semodule -X 300 -i my-setroubleshootd.pp

Additional Information:
Source Context                system_u:system_r:setroubleshootd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context                unconfined_u:object_r:var_lib_t:s0
Target Objects                /var/lib/rpm/Packages [ file ]
Source                        setroubleshootd
Source Path                   setroubleshootd
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          <Unknown>
Source RPM Packages           
Target RPM Packages           rpm-
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.13.1-260.8.fc26.noarch
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Host Name                     clio
Platform                      Linux clio 4.12.13-300.fc26.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Sep
                              14 16:00:38 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   4963
First Seen                    2017-08-29 22:29:04 BST
Last Seen                     2017-09-21 12:29:19 BST
Local ID                      10104709-4a56-4d8f-8f3e-f909cf624842

Raw Audit Messages
type=AVC msg=audit(1505993359.869:252): avc:  denied  { read } for  pid=16497 comm="rpm" name="Packages" dev="dm-1" ino=230310148 scontext=system_u:system_r:setroubleshootd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=unconfined_u:object_r:var_lib_t:s0 tclass=file permissive=0

Hash: setroubleshootd,setroubleshootd_t,var_lib_t,file,read

Comment 1 Lukas Vrabec 2017-09-27 10:51:06 UTC

Your system is mislabeled. 

$ matchpathcon /var/lib/rpm/Packages
/var/lib/rpm/Packages	system_u:object_r:rpm_var_lib_t:s0

Please use:
# restorecon -Rv /var/lib/rpm/ 

To fix your issue.

Comment 2 Joel Uckelman 2017-09-27 12:18:58 UTC

[root@clio ~]# restorecon -Rv /var/lib/rpm/
[root@clio ~]# 

restorecon didn't relabel anything, which suggests that my system is _not_ mislabeled.


Comment 3 Lukas Vrabec 2017-09-27 12:23:47 UTC
Are you able to reproduce it?

Comment 4 Joel Uckelman 2017-09-28 14:03:24 UTC
I've looked into this a bit more now. 

The same SELinux denial happens repeatedly on four different F26 systems I admin. On the first system, I'd forgotten that I ran restorecon between when the most recent denial happened and when I discovered that the denial had happened. On the others, I found that many files in /var/lib/rpm were mislabeled---and the denial has recurred since the relabeling, which indicates that something is mislabeling these files, but I don't know what's doing that.

Comment 5 Panu Matilainen 2018-02-07 09:19:22 UTC
*** Bug 1491858 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Panu Matilainen 2018-02-07 09:19:28 UTC
*** Bug 1491610 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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