Bug 199886 - With selinux active, metacity won't start
With selinux active, metacity won't start
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mesa (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
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Reported: 2006-07-23 20:12 EDT by Jim Cornette
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-27 20:45:35 EDT
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Description Jim Cornette 2006-07-23 20:12:56 EDT
Description of problem:
For awhile now, I believe since the last update to mesa-libGL, metacity will no
longer start when SELinux is active. GNOME will not start because of an execmem

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

How reproducible:
With SELinux active, start gnome. The splash screen pauses for a long time. If
GNOME is started, metacity is not active. For reference, compiz does the same thing.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start computer
2.login at gdm prompt to gnome
3. wait for a long time, no advancement of splash screen.
4. ctl-alt-backspace to gdm
5. run setenforce 0
6. Login again to gnome via gdm
Actual results:
before ctl-alt-backspace and selnux being set to permissive mode, gnome fails to
load metacity.

Expected results:
Login to gnome with selinux active

Additional info:
metacity: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: failed to map
segment from shared object: Permission denied

excerpt from audit.log:
type=MAC_STATUS msg=audit(1153692103.842:53): enforcing=0 old_enforcing=1 auid=0
type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1153692103.842:53): arch=40000003 syscall=4 success=yes
exit=1 a0=3 a1=bfddd7c4 a2=1 a3=bfddd7c4 items=0 ppid=2544 pid=2621 auid=0 uid=0
gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=tty1 comm="setenforce"
exe="/usr/sbin/setenforce" subj=root:system_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c255 key=(null)
type=AVC msg=audit(1153692103.858:54): avc:  denied  { dac_override } for 
pid=1695 comm="python" capability=1
tcontext=system_u:system_r:setroubleshoot_t:s0 tclass=capability
type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1153692103.858:54): arch=40000003 syscall=33 success=yes
exit=0 a0=8c24588 a1=2 a2=1045a64 a3=0 items=1 ppid=1660 pid=1695
auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0
tty=(none) comm="python" exe="/usr/bin/python"
subj=system_u:system_r:setroubleshoot_t:s0 key=(null)
type=CWD msg=audit(1153692103.858:54):  cwd="/"
type=PATH msg=audit(1153692103.858:54): item=0 name="/var/lib/rpm" inode=195650
dev=03:06 mode=040755 ouid=37 ogid=37 rdev=00:00
type=AVC msg=audit(1153692118.295:55): avc:  denied  { execmem } for pid=2623
comm="metacity" scontext=user_u:system_r:unconfined_t:s0
tcontext=user_u:system_r:unconfined_t:s0 tclass=process
type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1153692118.295:55): arch=40000003 syscall=192 success=yes
exit=67481600 a0=405b000 a1=5000 a2=7 a3=812 items=0 ppid=2598 pid=2623 auid=500
uid=500 gid=501 euid=500 suid=500 fsuid=500 egid=501 sgid=501 fsgid=501 tty=pts2
comm="metacity" exe="/usr/bin/metacity" subj=user_u:system_r:unconfined_t:s0
Comment 1 Jim Cornette 2006-07-24 06:52:11 EDT
Another option to allow successful booting is to use allow_execmem=0 into the
grub.conf file by following the discussion on the fedora-test-list
Comment 2 marc verbeke 2006-07-27 13:38:40 EDT
I confirm that on my PC FC6 yum updated till yesterday 26/07/2006 
the "metacity"/"no window manager" bug is gone.
I tested it by removing setenforcing 0 in (example) S99loccal (/etc/rc5.d)
I have a (small)issue on the "how long it took" to solve the problem, since on 
MY PC,  fc6 downloaded from internet, weeks ago...,  already contained the bug.
Only a few days ago I encountered the setenforcing temporarily fix.
However I'm very happy it's fixed in/with SELinux,..
Marc Verbeke.  
Comment 3 Jim Cornette 2006-07-27 20:45:35 EDT
Thanks for testing.
I do not have development installed currently and noticed a patch to mesa which
pinpointed the SELinux issue. I had development installed a day before the
removal of the patch to mesa.
I'll change resolution to fixed in rawhide.

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