Bug 187620 - selinux does not allow firefox plugin for Shockwave Flash Player libflashplayer.so to run
selinux does not allow firefox plugin for Shockwave Flash Player libflashplay...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
: 196203 196751 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2006-04-01 18:06 EST by John Griffiths
Modified: 2008-08-02 19:40 EDT (History)
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Description John Griffiths 2006-04-01 18:06:11 EST
DDescription of problem:
firefox plugin for Flash Player libflashplayer.so will not run.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Shockwave Flash Player plugin (libflashplayer.so) in firefox.
2. Run firefox
3. check plugins using about:plugins
4. Shockwave Flash is not listed.
Actual results:
Shockwave Flash is not listed. flash files cannot be opened.

Expected results:
Shockwave Flash should be listed. flash files should be opened.

Additional info:
This can be worked around by using:
    chcon -t textrel_shlib_t libflashplayer.so
in the firefox plugins directory.
Comment 1 John Griffiths 2006-04-10 18:13:24 EDT
Forgot to post that I have the tar ball installed and not the rpm from RedHat,
so Firefox is in /usr/local/firefox .
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2006-04-11 17:13:24 EDT
Where is the libflashplayer installed?

chcon -t textrel_shlib_t libflashplayer.so 

should fix the problem.

Comment 3 John Griffiths 2006-04-12 09:27:19 EDT
Notice my workcaround in Additional Info.

libflashplayer.so is installed in /usr/local/firefox/plugins
Comment 6 Alessandro Volpi 2006-05-05 17:28:51 EDT
The same behaviour is obtained with Mozilla ; I also installed from the tarball
taken from www.adobe.com
Comment 7 Daniel Walsh 2006-05-07 06:25:41 EDT
Fixed in selinux-policy-2.2.38-1.fc5
Comment 8 John Griffiths 2006-05-08 12:05:32 EDT
Currently using selinux-policy-2.2.34-3.fc5 which is current release. It is not
fixed in that.

Checked development repository for FC5 and the latest is 2.2.35-2 as of Mon May
 8 12:09:49 EDT 2006. I tried to update, but got:

Error: failure: Fedora/RPMS/selinux-policy-targeted-2.2.35-2.noarch.rpm from
development: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

I'll keep looking for selinux-policy-2.2.38-1.fc5 or some
selinux-policy-2.2.38-X.fc5 to show up, so I can test.
Comment 9 Aaron Luchko 2006-06-19 02:08:12 EDT
I encountered this bug using selinux-policy-2.2.43-4.fc5

The workaround worked for me
Comment 10 Zack Cerza 2006-06-21 16:40:35 EDT
*** Bug 196203 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Warren Togami 2006-06-21 16:57:29 EDT
Adobe has indicated that text relocations will be fixed in the next version of
Flash Player for Linux, release date yet undetermined.  You can follow this
progress in Bug #189622.
Comment 12 Warren Togami 2006-06-26 17:35:24 EDT
*** Bug 196751 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 13 Warren Togami 2006-06-27 09:05:28 EDT
*** Bug 196861 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 14 petrosyan 2008-03-14 01:44:50 EDT
Fedora Core 5 is no longer maintained. Is this bug still present in Fedora 7 or
Fedora 8?
Comment 15 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 22:30:43 EDT
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