Bug 243218 - SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/perl5.8.8 (httpd_t) "write" to BackupPC.sock (var_log_t).
Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/perl5.8.8 (httpd_t) "write" to BackupPC.sock ...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: BackupPC
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Johan Cwiklinski
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-06-07 23:17 UTC by Martin Jürgens
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 3.0.0-3.fc7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-10-08 15:02:20 UTC
Type: ---

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full troubleshoot (3.09 KB, text/plain)
2007-06-09 10:11 UTC, Martin Jürgens
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Description Martin Jürgens 2007-06-07 23:17:22 UTC
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 10:11:18 UTC
Created attachment 156639 [details]
full troubleshoot

Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2007-06-11 12:58:21 UTC
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 20:13:49 UTC
Why has this been closed as a WONTFIX? Thanks :)

Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2007-09-04 21:55:19 UTC
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 06:07:32 UTC
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 19:37:56 UTC
No I will reassign as a bug to BackupPC to add a policy,

Comment 7 Johan Cwiklinski 2007-09-12 09:15:00 UTC
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 10:55:00 UTC
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 08:26:46 UTC
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 15:02:18 UTC
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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