Bug 239722 - SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/updatedb (locate_t) "search" to / (dosfs_t
Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/updatedb (locate_t) "search" to / (dosfs_t
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2007-05-10 19:06 UTC by M. A. MacLain
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-12 17:00:45 UTC
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Description M. A. MacLain 2007-05-10 19:06:27 UTC
Description of problem:
SummarySELinux is preventing /usr/bin/updatedb (locate_t) "search" to /
(dosfs_t).Detailed DescriptionSELinux denied access requested by
/usr/bin/updatedb. It is not expected that this access is required by
/usr/bin/updatedb and this access may signal an intrusion attempt. It is also
possible that the specific version or configuration of the application is
causing it to require additional access.Allowing AccessSometimes labeling
problems can cause SELinux denials. You could try to restore the default system
file context for /, restorecon -v / If this does not work, there is currently no
automatic way to allow this access. Instead, you can generate a local policy
module to allow this access - see FAQ Or you can disable SELinux protection
altogether. Disabling SELinux protection is not recommended. Please file a bug
report against this package.Additional InformationSource
Context:  system_u:system_r:locate_tTarget
Context:  system_u:object_r:dosfs_tTarget Objects:  / [ dir ]Affected RPM
Packages:  mlocate-0.16-1 [application]filesystem-2.4.6-1.fc7 [target]Policy
RPM:  selinux-policy-2.6.1-1.fc7Selinux Enabled:  TruePolicy Type:  targetedMLS
Enabled:  TrueEnforcing Mode:  EnforcingPlugin Name:  plugins.catchall_fileHost
Name:  dhcppc0Platform:  Linux dhcppc0 2.6.21-1.3116.fc7 #1 SMP Thu Apr 26
10:36:44 EDT 2007 i686 i686Alert Count:  0First Seen:  Thu 10 May 2007 01:08:21
PM EDTLast Seen:  Thu 10 May 2007 01:08:21 PM EDTLocal
ID:  fd4e5874-ce95-4416-9ae4-03083d5be3ccLine Numbers:  Raw Audit Messages :avc:
denied { search } for comm="updatedb" dev=sda6 egid=0 euid=0
exe="/usr/bin/updatedb" exit=-13 fsgid=0 fsuid=0 gid=0 items=0 name="/" pid=4420
scontext=system_u:system_r:locate_t:s0 sgid=0 subj=system_u:system_r:locate_t:s0
suid=0 tclass=dir tcontext=system_u:object_r:dosfs_t:s0 tty=(none) uid=0 

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Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2007-05-14 18:10:22 UTC
Fixed in selinux-policy-2.6.4-1.fc7

Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2007-09-12 17:00:45 UTC
ALready fixed in rawhide

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