Bug 179489 - mount option context= doesn't work
mount option context= doesn't work
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy-targeted (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Russell Coker
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Reported: 2006-01-31 14:55 EST by Thorsten Scherf
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: U3
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Last Closed: 2007-01-29 10:48:32 EST
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Description Thorsten Scherf 2006-01-31 14:55:19 EST
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Description of problem:
I would like to set a security-context on a filesystem, using the context= mount option is /etc/fstab:

/dev/hda5 /data ext3 defaults,context=system_u:object_r:tmp_t (or whatever)

cd /data
touch test
touch: cannot touch `test': Permission denied

audit(1138734846.831:57): avc:  denied  { associate } for  pid=19169 comm="touch" name="test" scontext=root:object_r:tmp_t tcontext=system_u:object_r:tmp_t tclass=filesystem

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.mount partition with context=
2.touch file

Actual Results:  see above

Expected Results:  a test file with a label system_u:object_r:tmp_t

Additional info:

it works with an updated fc4 system
Comment 1 Russell Coker 2006-04-13 02:20:46 EDT
I believe this to be fixed in RHEL4U3 with policy version 1.17.30-2.126, both 
by code inspection and by testing the effect of the policy.

Please repeat the test with the RHEL4U3 policy and let me know how it goes.

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