Bug 243907 - avc denied related to kdm.log
avc denied related to kdm.log
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2007-06-12 13:28 EDT by Jochen Schmitt
Modified: 2008-05-14 11:19 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.6.4-70.fc7
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Last Closed: 2008-05-14 11:19:21 EDT
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Description Jochen Schmitt 2007-06-12 13:28:39 EDT
I will get the folowing messages when I use kdm:

Jun 12 17:13:10 zeus kdm[2807]: X server for display :0 terminated unexpectedly
Jun 12 17:13:10 zeus restorecond: Will not restore a file with more than one
hard link (/etc/resolv.conf) No such file or directory 
Jun 12 17:13:10 zeus kernel: audit(1181661190.655:4): avc:  denied  { append }
for  pid=3373 comm="pam_console_app" name="kdm.log" dev=dm-2 ino=31812
tcontext=system_u:object_r:xserver_log_t:s0 tclass=file
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2007-06-12 13:56:48 EDT
Fixed in selinux-policy-2.6.4-15
Comment 2 Jochen Schmitt 2007-06-12 14:36:31 EDT
For F-7 I have only found 2.6.4-14 on testing and cvs.
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2007-06-12 15:31:51 EDT
Yes I only  usually build at the end of the day.  Anyways this is only going to
be dontaudited so for now you can just ignore it.
Comment 4 Orion Poplawski 2007-10-02 11:19:23 EDT
I'm seeing:

Oct  1 17:15:27 loulu kernel: audit(1191280527.035:8): avc:  denied  { append }
for  pid=19259 comm="pam_console_app" name="kdm.log.1" dev=dm-4 ino=106606
tcontext=system_u:object_r:var_log_t:s0 tclass=file

Problem seems to compounded by the fact that /var/log/kdm.log is logrotated, but
the kdm and X processes continue to write to the same file descriptor:

# lsof | grep kdm.log
kdm        2684      root    1w      REG      253,4     3461     106606
kdm        2684      root    2w      REG      253,4     3461     106606
X          2750      root    2w      REG      253,4     3461     106606
kdm       19260      root    1w      REG      253,4     3461     106606
kdm       19260      root    2w      REG      253,4     3461     106606

So I think the real problem at the moment is with kdm, although we might want to
fix the labeling of the logrotated files.  Not sure what makes sense here.

# ls -lZ /var/log/kdm.log*
-rw-r--r--  root root system_u:object_r:xserver_log_t  /var/log/kdm.log
-rw-r--r--  root root system_u:object_r:var_log_t      /var/log/kdm.log.1
-rw-r--r--  root root system_u:object_r:var_log_t      /var/log/kdm.log.2
-rw-r--r--  root root system_u:object_r:var_log_t      /var/log/kdm.log.3
Comment 5 Daniel Walsh 2007-10-02 11:50:22 EDT
I think the main problem is a labeling problem.  

Current context has

/var/log/[kw]dm\.log	--	gen_context(system_u:object_r:xserver_log_t,s0)

So a relabel/restorecon would change the context from xserver_log_t to var_log_t.

Needs to change to
/var/log/[kw]dm\.log.*	--	gen_context(system_u:object_r:xserver_log_t,s0)

Not sure if pam_console_t should actually be appending to this log, or if this
is a leaked file descriptor.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 09:02:07 EDT
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Comment 7 Orion Poplawski 2008-05-14 11:19:21 EDT
I'm not seeing this anymore.

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