Bug 228628 - Please revert textrel_shlib_t context for Nemiver plugin
Please revert textrel_shlib_t context for Nemiver plugin
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2007-02-13 21:15 EST by Peter Gordon
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 2.5.4-2
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Last Closed: 2007-02-22 13:21:49 EST
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Description Peter Gordon 2007-02-13 21:15:56 EST

I'm working on submitting Nemiver (a GUI C/C++ debugger using gdb) and Gianluca
Sforna has stumbled on a minor problem wherein the perspective plugin needs to
be marked as textrel_shlib_t so that it can properly run without SELinux denials. 

While I understand that this can be a security, I believe it is intended
behavior, and will bug upstream about it to change the employed methodology to
something not requiring this execmod capability; but until that time, this  is
needed for proper running of the program.

Therefore, I ask that
/usr/lib/nemiver/plugins/dbgperspective/libdbgperspectiveplugin.so (and
/usr/lib64/nemiver/plugins/dbgperspective/libdbgperspectiveplugin.so on 64-bit
platforms) be added with this context to the policy, and when this is no longer
needed will ask that it be removed as well.

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2007-02-14 11:56:52 EST
Fixed in selinux-policy-2.5.3-2
Comment 2 Peter Gordon 2007-02-17 12:02:27 EST
Thanks, Dan; and sorry to keep poking you about this (see comments 21 and on
from bug 223943). :]

Now it seems we need to revert that change as it was in fact not needed. (At
least, I am unable to reproduce the issue.) 

Would you please remove the Nemiver plugin's textrel_shlib_t marking? 

Thanks for your help!
Comment 3 Gianluca Sforna 2007-02-17 18:54:20 EST
Is there a reason why the problem seems to be FC5 specific?
Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2007-02-20 15:10:32 EST
Not that I know of, unless you are dealing with a newer version of the plugin.
Comment 5 Daniel Walsh 2007-02-21 08:59:42 EST
Reverted in  2.5.4-2
Comment 6 Peter Gordon 2007-02-22 13:21:49 EST
Thanks; and sorry to bug you so much! :]

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