Bug 243218 - SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/perl5.8.8 (httpd_t) "write" to BackupPC.sock (var_log_t).
SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/perl5.8.8 (httpd_t) "write" to BackupPC.sock ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: BackupPC (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Johan Cwiklinski
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-07 19:17 EDT by Martin Jürgens
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: 3.0.0-3.fc7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-10-08 11:02:20 EDT
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full troubleshoot (3.09 KB, text/plain)
2007-06-09 06:11 EDT, Martin Jürgens
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Description Martin Jürgens 2007-06-07 19:17:22 EDT
Description of problem:

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Backuppc, start it and HTTP
2. Create user
3. Call http://localhost/BackupPC , log in
Actual results:
Error: Unable to connect to BackupPC server

Jun  8 01:32:47 fedora-backup kernel: audit(1181259167.619:4): avc:  denied  {
write } for  pid=2588 comm="perl5.8.8" name="BackupPC.sock" dev=dm-0 ino=1831713
scontext=root:system_r:httpd_t:s0 tcontext=root:object_r:var_log_t:s0

Expected results:
Should work

Additional info:
Comment 1 Martin Jürgens 2007-06-09 06:11:18 EDT
Created attachment 156639 [details]
full troubleshoot
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2007-06-11 08:58:21 EDT
For now I would just add that policy to your system, and I think we need to add
a policy for BackupPC.  Executing the following two lines should allow http to
communicate with the backuppc server.

# grep http /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mybackuppc
# semodule -i mybackuppc.pp

Comment 3 Martin Jürgens 2007-09-04 16:13:49 EDT
Why has this been closed as a WONTFIX? Thanks :)
Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2007-09-04 17:55:19 EDT
Someone has to write a policy for BackupPC in order to fix this, for everyone. 
I have given you a workaround.  We do not ship BackupPC so I don't see how we
can fix this.  If someone writes a policy for backuppc we will pick it up.
Comment 5 Martin Jürgens 2007-09-05 02:07:32 EDT
Thank you for your clarification. Does that mean that Fedora 8 won't ship with
BackupPC anymore? (It is shipped with Fedora 7)
Comment 6 Daniel Walsh 2007-09-11 15:37:56 EDT
No I will reassign as a bug to BackupPC to add a policy,
Comment 7 Johan Cwiklinski 2007-09-12 05:15:00 EDT
I'm currently workin ont he 3.0.0 integration, and SELinux issues are always
I'll try to write the right policy file...
Comment 8 Martin Jürgens 2007-09-12 06:55:00 EDT
Johan, many thanks for caring of BackupPC now. I was in fear that it would
disappear from the Fedora archives, which would not have been great as it is
very usable for me. I also tried to package 3.0 myself, but I failed (I am a RPM
packaing beginner ;))
Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2007-09-25 04:26:46 EDT
BackupPC-3.0.0-3.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2007-10-08 11:02:18 EDT
BackupPC-3.0.0-3.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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