Bug 1622617 - /dev/tpmrm0 file has wrong SELinux file context
Summary: /dev/tpmrm0 file has wrong SELinux file context
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 7.5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Lukas Vrabec
QA Contact: Milos Malik
Depends On:
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Reported: 2018-08-27 15:36 UTC by Blair Aitken
Modified: 2018-10-30 10:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-10-30 10:09:38 UTC
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2018:3111 None None None 2018-10-30 10:10:13 UTC

Description Blair Aitken 2018-08-27 15:36:08 UTC
policy/modules/kernel/devices.fc in serefpolicy-3.13.1 contains this rule:

/dev/tpm[0-9]*		-c	gen_context(system_u:object_r:tpm_device_t,s0)

But on some of our systems, we also have a /dev/tpmrm0 device file.

Because there are no file contexts that specifically target /dev/tmprm[0-9]* device files, this device file inherits the default device_t label.

While this is a very minor SELinux labeling issue, we run RHEL7 on hosts where we must comply with various third-party security guidelines, such as the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) RHEL7 Secure Technical Implementation Guide (STIG). We must proactively report on areas where we fail conformance, and propose a plan of action to achieve conformance. Furthermore, we are regularly inspected and audited on our conformance to these guidelines.

The RHEL7 STIG requires that all device files in /dev have specific SELinux file types other than the device_t type:


Because the /dev/tpmrm0 file has the device_t file type, instead of a more specific file type, we fail conformance to the RHEL-07-020900 STIG rule on hosts with this device file.

We've worked around this issue in our custom SELinux policy:

# We need this until Red Hat adds this upstream.
/dev/tpmrm[0-9]*	-c	gen_context(system_u:object_r:tpm_device_t,s0)

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2018-10-30 10:09:38 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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