Bug 197089 - SELinux prevents automount & ntp from running
SELinux prevents automount & ntp from running
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
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Reported: 2006-06-28 10:44 EDT by Jeff Bastian
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.3.3-6
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Last Closed: 2006-07-21 17:40:40 EDT
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Description Jeff Bastian 2006-06-28 10:44:06 EDT
Description of problem:
I installed fc6test1 and encountered a number of problems with the automounter;
most of them were automount bugs, but one problem seemed external to the
automounter.  Ian Kent suggested disabling SELinux as a test and when I did that
problem went away.  I also noticed that ntp started working after I disabled
SELinux (I hadn't gotten to looking at that yet).  It seems the SELinux policies
on fc6test1 are a bit too aggressive.

The problem I was having was a lack of network traffic between the automount
daemon and the LDAP server holding the automount maps.  I ran wireshark to
capture the network traffic (or lack thereof in this case) when launching the
automounter and not a single packet went to the LDAP server.  After disabling
SELinux, it was able to communicate with my LDAP server.

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set SELinux to enforcing in /etc/sysconfig/selinux
2. Reboot
3. The automount daemon fails
4. Set SELinux to permissive or disabled in /etc/sysconfig/selinux
5. Reboot
6. The automount daemon works
Actual results:
The automount daemon cannot talk to the LDAP server with SELinux enabled &

Expected results:
The automount daemon should be able to talk to the LDAP server with SELinux
enabled & enforcing.

Additional info:
I noticed that when I ran 'service autofs start', there was no network traffic
between the automount daemon and the LDAP server, but, if I manually ran
/usr/sbin/automount (as root), then there were some LDAP queries on the wire.
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2006-07-11 14:15:46 EDT
I think this is fixed by selinux-policy-2.3.2-1
Comment 2 Rahul Sundaram 2006-07-20 20:02:25 EDT

Can you confirm and close this report if this has been resolved?
Comment 3 Jeff Bastian 2006-07-21 17:40:40 EDT
I upgraded to selinux-policy-2.3.3-6 and libsepol-1.12.19-1.1 last night and now
the automounter is working again with SELinux enabled.  Thanks!

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