Bug 196877 - gaim2 needs to be mono_exec_t
Summary: gaim2 needs to be mono_exec_t
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Daniel Walsh
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Blocks: FC6Blocker
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Reported: 2006-06-27 14:16 UTC by Jeremy Katz
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-17 19:30:27 UTC
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Description Jeremy Katz 2006-06-27 14:16:46 UTC
With gaim2, there's the possibility of writing plugins in C#.  This then means
that we end up needing to label /usr/bin/gaim as mono_exec_t for execmem permissions

This does scare me a little, though, as given gaim's less than stellar security
record, I'm not 100% sure that we really want to be doing this.  Thoughts?

Comment 1 Warren Togami 2006-06-27 17:13:28 UTC
Adding Bressers, who may have security related opinions on this matter.

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2006-06-27 17:35:12 UTC
Gaim has had a fairly decent security track record as of late, but this still
worries me.  Could it be possible to have the first packaged plugin that needs
this to set the label?

I imagine most gaim users do not install random plugins, which would make this
change more secuirty risk than feature.

Comment 3 Warren Togami 2006-06-27 17:51:53 UTC
For now Jeremy recommended that we disable mono in our build temporarily until
we decide, or come up with a better solution.

Comment 4 Tom "spot" Callaway 2006-06-27 17:55:51 UTC
I don't care either way, as I disable selinux by default.

Comment 5 Warren Togami 2006-06-29 19:17:03 UTC
Upstream says that mono support is currently very non-functional, so it is
probably a good idea that we have this disabled for now anyway.

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