Bug 167970 - userhelper fails to set exec context in strict policy
userhelper fails to set exec context in strict policy
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-09-09 17:23 EDT by Nalin Dahyabhai
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-18 15:50:37 EDT
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a patch which is NOT the right fix (498 bytes, patch)
2005-09-09 17:23 EDT, Nalin Dahyabhai
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Nalin Dahyabhai 2005-09-09 17:23:57 EDT
Description of problem:
When computing the context under which the privileged application should be run,
userhelper reads the originating context from a static file instead of using the
context from which it was invoked.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in as root with MCS strict policy
2. Attempt to run authconfig (5.0.1-1)
3. Observe error -- the original context which is logged as part of the failure
is not the context in which you're executing.
Actual results:
No output, error logged.

Expected results:
authconfig should run.
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2005-09-09 17:23:57 EDT
Created attachment 118666 [details]
a patch which is NOT the right fix
Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2005-10-26 13:09:48 EDT
Dan, do you have any idea how to fix it better ?
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2006-09-18 15:50:37 EDT
Close for lack use  usermode should probably not be used in strict policy

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