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Bug 238758 - genhomedircon gives incorrect warning and fails to update file_contexts.homedirs
genhomedircon gives incorrect warning and fails to update file_contexts.homedirs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: 4Suite (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2007-05-02 15:57 EDT by Tomasz Kepczynski
Modified: 2008-05-06 15:33 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 15:33:40 EDT
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patch (353 bytes, text/x-patch)
2007-05-02 15:57 EDT, Tomasz Kepczynski
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Description Tomasz Kepczynski 2007-05-02 15:57:37 EDT
Description of problem:
I have two machines which complain as below when updating
selinux policy as below:
tk homedir /local/tk or its parent directory conflicts with a
defined context in /etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts,
/usr/sbin/genhomedircon will not create a new context. This usually indicates an
incorrectly defined system account.  If it is a system account please make sure
its login shell is /sbin/nologin.

In the above example I traced the offending line in file_contexts to
be a line 495:
/usr/local/(.*/)?nprhapengine\.so.*     --      system_u:object_r:textrel_shlib_
This is the first line containing string "/local" in it.
My guess is that line 305 in genhomedircon in function
checkExists is incorrect. It reads:
if re.search(home, regex, 0):
while it should probably be:
if re.search(regex, home, 0):
(check http://docs.python.org/lib/node46.html for re.search

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

How reproducible:
Always by running genhomedircon

Actual results:
genhomedircon prints warning and seems to fail to properly
update file_contexts.homedirs.

Expected results:
No errors/warning and file_contexts.homedirs correctly updated.

Additional info:
Patch attached.
Comment 1 Tomasz Kepczynski 2007-05-02 15:57:38 EDT
Created attachment 153987 [details]
Comment 2 Tomasz Kepczynski 2007-05-02 16:11:39 EDT
Actually this is reversed patch.
I also fix a typo in summary.
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2007-05-03 10:42:14 EDT
THis is complaining because you have a user in your /etc/passwd with a homedir
of /local/tk.  Is this a real user?  If not it should have a login shell of
/bin/false.  And then genhomedircon will not complain.

Comment 4 Tomasz Kepczynski 2007-05-04 01:02:23 EDT
Yes, this is real user.
On the other machine I have lots of real users in /user and have
the same problem.
I also mentioned a line which is matched in my bug report and
this is really something I wouldn't expect.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 03:09:54 EDT
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 15:33:38 EDT
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