Bug 164992 - Mod_proxy does not work with SElinux default policy
Summary: Mod_proxy does not work with SElinux default policy
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: httpd   
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Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Joe Orton
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Keywords: SELinux
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Reported: 2005-08-03 12:02 UTC by Marc Jadoul
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-03 12:09:05 UTC
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Description Marc Jadoul 2005-08-03 12:02:27 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050720 Fedora/1.0.6-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.6

Description of problem:
Bad: mod_proxy fail if selinux is enabled

[Wed Aug 03 13:52:12 2005] [debug] proxy_http.c(67): proxy: HTTP: canonicalising URL //webmail.XXX.be/exchange/
[Wed Aug 03 13:52:12 2005] [debug] mod_proxy.c(419): Trying to run scheme_handler
[Wed Aug 03 13:52:12 2005] [debug] proxy_http.c(1062): proxy: HTTP: serving URL https://webmail.XXX.be/exchange/
[Wed Aug 03 13:52:12 2005] [debug] proxy_http.c(186): proxy: HTTP connecting https://webmail.XXX.be/exchange/ to webmail.XXX.be:443
[Wed Aug 03 13:52:12 2005] [debug] proxy_util.c(1139): proxy: HTTP: fam 2 socket created to
connect to webmail.XXX.be
Bad: [Wed Aug 03 13:52:12 2005] [error] (13)Permission denied: proxy: HTTP: attempt to connect to (webmail.XXX.be) failed

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
selinux-policy-targeted-1.25.3-9 httpd-2.0.54-10.1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.setenforce 1
2.access your http server configured ro reverse proxying
3.fail with message: BAD gateway
4. setenforce 0
5. it work.

Expected Results:  I would expect the default policy to allow proxying and Message is not explicit and I had to search a long time to understand....

Additional info:

Comment 1 Joe Orton 2005-08-03 12:09:05 UTC
This is due to the SELinux policy, which prevents httpd processes from
making outgoing network connections by default.  The
httpd_can_network_connect boolean can be used to change this
behaviour; to allow connections:

  setsebool httpd_can_network_connect=1

passing the -P argument to set the boolean permanently (across

For further information on SELinux/Apache integration in Fedora Core,
please see: http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/selinux-apache-fc3/

For general information on SELinux in Fedora Core, please see:

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