Bug 208546 - SELinux prevents scanning with HP PSC 2115 all in one
SELinux prevents scanning with HP PSC 2115 all in one
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-09-29 07:07 EDT by Armijn Hemel
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-16 00:02:12 EDT
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Description Armijn Hemel 2006-09-29 07:07:50 EDT
Description of problem:

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

SELinux prevents that the scanner of our HP all in one device. Disabling SELinux 
"solves" this. From the logs:

Sep 29 12:44:57 hibbert hpiod: unable to bind socket 2208: Permission denied 
Sep 29 12:44:58 hibbert kernel: audit(1159526697.637:10): avc:  denied  { name_b
ind } for  pid=3521 comm="hpiod" src=2208 scontext=user_u:system_r:hplip_t:s0 tc
ontext=system_u:object_r:port_t:s0 tclass=tcp_socket
Sep 29 12:45:08 hibbert xsane: unable to open /var/run/hpiod.port: Onbekend best
and of map: prnt/hpijs/hplip_api.c 84 
Sep 29 12:45:08 hibbert xsane: unable to connect hpiod socket 50000: Verbinding 
geweigerd: prnt/hpijs/hplip_api.c 702 
Sep 29 12:45:08 hibbert xsane: ProbeDevices(): unable to send message: Slechte b

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set SELinux to enforcing
2. launch GIMP + XSane
3. Try to scan
Actual results:

"No devices found"

Expected results:

Be able to scan.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2006-09-29 12:01:24 EDT
What version of policy are you seeing this with.  Looks like this should work
with the current rawhide policy?
Comment 2 Armijn Hemel 2006-09-29 13:56:22 EDT
I just did a yum update which broke pretty much everything. I won't be able to
do a full reinstall before Monday.
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2006-09-29 13:59:38 EDT
Ok I am marking this fixed in rawhide.  Reopen if you find it to still be a problem,
Comment 4 Armijn Hemel 2006-10-03 05:43:40 EDT
# rpm -q selinux-policy

Still I get:

Oct  3 09:40:01 hibbert hpiod: unable to bind socket 2208: Permission denied 
Oct  3 09:40:03 hibbert kernel: audit(1159861201.610:11): avc:  denied  {
name_bind } for  pid=3465 comm="hpiod" src=2208
scontext=user_u:system_r:hplip_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:port_t:s0
Comment 5 Daniel Walsh 2006-10-03 10:52:12 EDT
Please execute the following 

# semanage port -l | grep 2208
hplip_port_t                   tcp      9290, 1782, 2207, 2208, 50000, 50002,
8292, 9100, 9101, 9102, 9220, 9221, 9222, 9280, 9281, 9282, 9290, 9291, 9292

This should work.
Comment 6 Armijn Hemel 2006-10-03 10:59:36 EDT
[root@hibbert ~]# semanage port -l | grep 2208
[root@hibbert ~]# 

This is a really default install of fc6t3.
Comment 7 Armijn Hemel 2006-10-03 11:05:25 EDT
Ehr, really default install, with all updates up until now of course :P
Comment 8 Daniel Walsh 2006-10-03 11:25:48 EDT
Seems like something is wrong with your install

Could you try 

semodule -b /usr/share/selinux/targeted/base.pp
semanage port -l | grep 2208
Comment 9 Armijn Hemel 2006-10-03 11:30:41 EDT
That's weird. I did a complete fresh install yesterday morning, then yum update
for the rest of the day.

# semodule -b /usr/share/selinux/targeted/base.pp
libsemanage.semanage_commit_sandbox: Could not remove previous backup

From /var/log/messages:

Oct  3 17:30:20 hibbert kernel: audit(1159889419.269:23): avc:  denied  { rmdir
} for  pid=5159 comm="semodule" name="modules" dev=dm-0 ino=10301441
tcontext=system_u:object_r:selinux_config_t:s0 tclass=dir
Comment 10 Daniel Walsh 2006-10-03 11:33:44 EDT

restorecon -R -v /etc/selinux/targeted
semodule -b /usr/share/selinux/targeted/base.pp
Comment 11 Armijn Hemel 2006-10-03 12:05:23 EDT
# semodule -b /usr/share/selinux/targeted/base.pp
libsemanage.semanage_install_active: Could not copy
/etc/selinux/targeted/modules/active/netfilter_contexts to
semodule:  Failed!

Oct  3 17:38:03 hibbert dbus: Can't send to audit system: USER_AVC avc: 
received policyload notice (seqno=4) : exe="/bin/dbus-daemon" (sauid=501,
hostname=?, addr=?, terminal=?)
Oct  3 17:38:03 hibbert kernel: audit(1159889883.098:28): avc:  denied  { write
} for  pid=5190 comm="semodule" name="contexts" dev=dm-0 ino=10268807
tcontext=system_u:object_r:default_context_t:s0 tclass=dir
Oct  3 17:38:03 hibbert kernel: security:  3 users, 6 roles, 1479 types, 154
bools, 1 sens, 256 cats
Oct  3 17:38:03 hibbert kernel: security:  58 classes, 43992 rules
Oct  3 17:38:03 hibbert dbus: Can't send to audit system: USER_AVC avc: 
received policyload notice (seqno=4) : exe="?" (sauid=81, hostname=?, addr=?,
Oct  3 17:38:05 hibbert kernel: audit(1159889883.410:29): policy loaded

If it is screwed up (it seems like something is), then I don't know why it is
screwed up.

OTOH, a friend just reported that he could start all the daemons, with SELinux
running. My best guess is that somehow during upgrading with yum (did a vanilla
install twice on this machine, then yum update, both times it failed) things
went wrong. Hm. Hm. Hm. Very strange. I will install it tonight on another
machine and retest everything tomorrow. If it then works, then this one can be
Comment 12 Daniel Walsh 2006-10-04 15:01:21 EDT
Fixed in selinux-policy-2.3.18-2
Comment 13 Armijn Hemel 2006-10-05 05:46:38 EDT
Hm, still doesn't work. As I'm only seeing it on my machine (x86_64) and not on
a normal i386 machine I'm changing the hardware type. Maybe it would be best to
try and hunt down this bug until after FC6 has been released? I will do a
complete reinstall then anwyay. Maybe it is is just some cruft that was a left
over from an old test install...
Comment 14 Daniel Walsh 2006-10-05 07:56:57 EDT
Is semodule still failing to load the policy?
Comment 15 Armijn Hemel 2006-10-05 08:03:49 EDT
Yes, I still get the same errors as before.
Comment 16 Daniel Walsh 2006-10-05 08:18:37 EDT
Can you just try 


Then try the semodulecommand?

Comment 17 Armijn Hemel 2006-10-05 08:23:39 EDT
Same errors. Is there any way I can easily reset the policy, then load a new one
(disabling SELinux, then enabling it again)? What is the proper way to do this
and would it make sense?
Comment 18 Daniel Walsh 2006-10-05 08:41:25 EDT
setenforce 0
setenforce 1
Comment 19 Armijn Hemel 2006-10-05 08:52:02 EDT
setenforce 0
semodule <blah>
setenforce 1

that fixed my problems. Now my only question is why this is going wrong in the
first place. Probably it's still old cruft. I will retest once FC6 is released.
Comment 20 Armijn Hemel 2007-03-14 12:04:58 EDT
I don't have access to this device anymore, so I can't retest :(

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