Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242015
selinux policy prevents wpa_supplicant / NetworkManager to write to wireless network device
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:05 EST
Description of problem:
after having setup wpa_supplicant and NetworkManager to connect to a wireless
network wpa_supplicant needs to write to the network device. This is denied by
the SE-linux policy....
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
use NetworkManager together with wpa_supplicant to connect to a wireless network.
Steps to Reproduce:
the selinux troubleshoot browser pops up with the message saying:
SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/NetworkManager (NetworkManager_t) "unlink" to
SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant (NetworkManager_t) "write" to
Since the F7 goal was to install F7 on any laptop, wireless should work out of
the box. It seems that this goal has been achieved, except the selinux policy is
messing things up....
in the attachment the details are saved from teh setroubleshoot browser
Created attachment 155866 [details]
detailed explaination from the setroubleshoot browser
Fixed in selinux-policy-2.6.4-13.fc7
Closing as fixes are in the current release