Bug 1637401 - Too greedy fcontext regex
Summary: Too greedy fcontext regex
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 31
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Zdenek Pytela
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-10-09 08:15 UTC by Marko Myllynen
Modified: 2020-01-21 01:38 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.14.4-44.fc31
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Last Closed: 2020-01-21 01:38:33 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Marko Myllynen 2018-10-09 08:15:40 UTC
Description of problem:
# semanage fcontext -l | grep local
/root/\.local.*                                    all files          system_u:object_r:gconf_home_t:s0 
/home/[^/]+/\.local.*                              all files          unconfined_u:object_r:gconf_home_t:s0 

These will match ~/.locale as well which is suggested in the locale(1) man page as the location for custom user locales.


I haven't checked whether there are other such too-greedy regexes as well. Thanks.

Comment 1 Lukas Vrabec 2019-07-01 19:53:12 UTC
Hi Marko, 

Do you have any issues with this bug? 


Comment 2 Marko Myllynen 2019-07-03 07:14:41 UTC
Sorry, I don't understand the question. I reported that the regex used (at least earlier) was too greedy and was hoping it would be adjusted to not match other than the intended directories.

Comment 3 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 19:04:46 UTC
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Comment 4 Ben Cotton 2019-11-27 22:59:13 UTC
Fedora 29 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2019-11-26. Fedora 29 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
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Comment 5 Marko Myllynen 2019-11-28 09:52:49 UTC
Still seen on Fedora 31.

Comment 6 Zdenek Pytela 2019-12-20 14:37:14 UTC
A PR has been sent for review:

Comment 7 Lukas Vrabec 2019-12-22 14:43:59 UTC
commit 0b5186d7c5d46844df6b32f91ac624f7417ec416 (HEAD -> rawhide, origin/rawhide, origin/HEAD)
Author: Zdenek Pytela <zpytela>
Date:   Fri Dec 20 15:34:12 2019 +0100

    Modify file context for .local directory to match exactly BZ(1637401)

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2020-01-14 01:43:23 UTC
selinux-policy-3.14.4-44.fc31 has been pushed to the Fedora 31 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2020-397eea28b7

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2020-01-21 01:38:33 UTC
selinux-policy-3.14.4-44.fc31 has been pushed to the Fedora 31 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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