Bug 235024 - nscd now needs setcap permission
Summary: nscd now needs setcap permission
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy-targeted
Version: 4.4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact:
Depends On: 234920
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-03 13:10 UTC by Daniel Walsh
Modified: 2007-11-17 01:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0171
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-05-01 22:48:02 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2007:0171 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE selinux-policy bug fix update 2007-04-27 21:16:38 UTC

Description Daniel Walsh 2007-04-03 13:10:07 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #234920 +++

Description of problem:
After we finally managed to fix up nscd to use the libcap codeadded a year ago
nscd now needs more permissions:

audit(1175545373.669:111): avc:  denied  { setcap } for  pid=30769 comm="nscd"
scontext=system_u:system_r:nscd_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:system_r:nscd_t:s0

libcap was added for SELinux  purposes.  The patch was initially written by
James Antill.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.get glibc-2.5.90-20 or later
2.(re)start nscd
Actual results:
above audit message

Expected results:
no such message

Additional info:
Simply adding

allow nscd_t self:process setcap;

should do.  This also much go into RHEL5.1 and perhaps even RHEL4.6 (but here I
defer to Jakub to say whether he has t hat code in RHEL4's glibc).

-- Additional comment from dwalsh@redhat.com on 2007-04-02 17:11 EST --
Fixed in selinux-policy-2.5.11-2

-- Additional comment from jakub@redhat.com on 2007-04-03 01:12 EST --
It is needed for RHEL5.1 and RHEL4.6 too (the latter is where it actually has
been found - when QA was testing the backport).

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2007-04-03 13:13:30 UTC
Fixed in selinux-policy-targeted-1.17.30-2.144

Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-05-01 22:48:02 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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