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Bug 184319 - Spamassassin and SELinux
Spamassassin and SELinux
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: spamassassin (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
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Reported: 2006-03-07 17:58 EST by Razvan Sandu
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-06-28 10:32:45 EDT
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Description Razvan Sandu 2006-03-07 17:58:38 EST
Description of problem:

As described in SpamAssassin's man page, the program must create user_prefs in
$HOME/.spamassassin, where $HOME is the homedirectory of the user spamassassin
is run under.

When spamc is invoked from Postfix's master.cf file (as described at 
http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/IntegratedSpamdInPostfix) and SELinux is
enabled, Spamassassin can't create user_prefs file in /home/someuser, even if
"someuser" was created on purpose.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

(stock Fedora Core 4 + updates March 06, 2006)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Invoke Spamassassin as a filter, from Postfix, as described in
http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/IntegratedSpamdInPostfix, with SELinux
enabled. Postfix users should be virtual users.
Actual results:
The process can't write user_prefs under /home/someuser.

Expected results:
A predefined system user should be created when installing Spamassassin (by the
rpm), with an appropiate, FHS-compliant homedirectory, in order to provide a
place to create user_prefs, when Postfix users are virtual users and SELinux is

Spamassassin docs should indicate the correct way to proceed/configure in such

Additional info:
Comment 1 Warren Togami 2006-03-07 18:04:40 EST
I believe this is fixed in FC5 now.  I don't know if we are able to backport
this for a FC4 update.
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2006-06-28 10:32:45 EDT
Sorry, we will not backport this to FC4.

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