Bug 164231 - php-snmp fails to load due to SELinux execmem denial
php-snmp fails to load due to SELinux execmem denial
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: beecrypt (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
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Reported: 2005-07-25 22:50 EDT by Jonathan Larmour
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-14 14:25:40 EDT
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Description Jonathan Larmour 2005-07-25 22:50:06 EDT
Description of problem:

On a fully up2date FC3 system as of today, the php-snmp support fails to load at
httpd startup time due to an SELinux config issue. /var/log/messages shows:

Jul 26 01:06:38 garibaldi kernel: audit(1122336398.845:3): avc:  denied  {
execmem } for  pid=3712 comm="httpd" scontext=user_u:system_r:httpd_t
tcontext=user_u:system_r:httpd_t tclass=process

whilst /var/log/httpd/error_log shows:
PHP Warning:  Unknown(): Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib/php4/snmp.so'
- libbeecrypt.so.6: cannot enable executable stack as shared object requires:
Permission denied in Unknown on line 0

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How reproducible:

service httpd start

Additional info:

This is due to src/policy/domains/program/apache.te containing:
which comes from src/policy/macros/core_macros.te and which in turn includes:
allow $1 self:process ~{ptrace setcurrent setexec setfscreate setrlimit execmem};
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2005-07-26 14:40:56 EDT
execstack -c libbeecrypt.so.6:
Comment 2 Jonathan Larmour 2005-08-04 07:28:49 EDT
That does work.

I guess this should be put against the beecrypt component, so that libbeecrypt
without exec stack set. So that's what I'm doing.
Comment 3 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 19:29:11 EDT
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!
Comment 4 Paul Nasrat 2006-08-14 14:25:40 EDT
execstack -q libbeecrypt.so.6
- libbeecrypt.so.6

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