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Bug 177121 - libm.so built with writable text segment
libm.so built with writable text segment
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-01-06 10:03 EST by Steve Grubb
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 2.3.90-30
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Last Closed: 2006-01-09 20:50:29 EST
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Description Steve Grubb 2006-01-06 10:03:00 EST
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Description of problem:
Gawk has suddenly started causing avc messages. They are regarding execmem 
( background info is here: http://people.redhat.com/drepper/selinux-mem.html ). This is the avc message:

type=SYSCALL msg=audit(01/06/2006 09:23:07.788:36) : arch=x86_64 syscall=mmap success=yes exit=-1429430272(Unknown error 1429430272) a0=0 a1=1810b8 a2=7 a3=802 items=0 pid=1912 auid=unknown(4294967295) uid=root gid=root euid=root suid=root fsuid=root egid=root sgid=root fsgid=root tty=(none) comm=awk exe=/bin/gawk subj=system_u:system_r:initrc_t:s0
type=AVC msg=audit(01/06/2006 09:23:07.788:36) : avc:  granted  { execmem } for  pid=1912 comm=awk scontext=system_u:system_r:initrc_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:system_r:initrc_t:s0 tclass=process

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. You can simply do "ausearch -m avc -x gawk -i | less" and you should see them on a rawhide machine. Init scripts runs gawk so you don't need any special setup to generate these.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Steve Grubb 2006-01-08 09:22:00 EST
I ran "./gawk" while tailing /var/log/audit/audit.log and see the avc violation.
I ran strace and found the following:

open("/lib64/libm.so.6", O_RDONLY)      = 3
read(3, "\177ELF\2\1\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\3\0>\0\1\0\0\0\300<\0\0"..., 832) =
832fstat(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=608488, ...}) = 0
3, 0) = 0x2aaaaacca000
mprotect(0x2aaaaad4b000, 1044480, PROT_NONE) = 0
mmap(0x2aaaaae4a000, 8192, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE,
MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0x80000) = 0x2aaaaae4a000
close(3)                                = 0

This may be coming from the dynamic linker. Ulrich?
Comment 2 Roland McGrath 2006-01-09 17:58:19 EST
libm is built with RWE text segment on ppc64.
Maybe a glibc bug or a tools bug.
Comment 3 Roland McGrath 2006-01-09 20:50:29 EST
Today's glibc build fixes the bug.

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