Bug 244774 - SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/exim (logwatch_t) "setuid" to (logwatch_t).
Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/exim (logwatch_t) "setuid" to (logwatch_t).
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: exim
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Woodhouse
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-06-19 04:36 UTC by Ben Liblit
Modified: 2008-06-17 01:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-06-17 01:38:53 UTC

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representative example of the warning as decoded by the setroubleshoot browser (2.03 KB, text/plain)
2007-06-19 04:36 UTC, Ben Liblit
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Description Ben Liblit 2007-06-19 04:36:09 UTC
Description of problem:

When exim is running on a system, occasional SELinux audit messages arise. 
There are two main forms, one of which I report here.  The other will be filed

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


How reproducible:

Appears from time to time with no apparent action from me.  Could be tied to
e-mail delivery, but I'm not certain of that.

I've attached a representative example of the warning as decoded by the
setroubleshoot browser.

Comment 1 Ben Liblit 2007-06-19 04:36:10 UTC
Created attachment 157347 [details]
representative example of the warning as decoded by the setroubleshoot browser

Comment 2 Ben Liblit 2007-06-19 04:44:02 UTC
Disregard my reference to a seconf form of SELinux audit message.  That other
form may have been fixed by a local "restorecon -Rv /var/log/exim" command. 
It's not clear to me whether that will affect this bug as well, though, so I'm
going to leave this report open pending attention from a more knowledgeable party.

Comment 3 Wade Nelson 2007-10-10 12:11:12 UTC
Similar issue here:

Oct 10 04:48:27 milan setroubleshoot:      SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/
crond (system_mail_t) "entrypoint" to /usr/sbin/exim (exim_exec_t).      For 
complete SELinux messages. run sealert -l 8601bd9c-b1ce-4fd1-961c-a0ec2a3b03f2

Raw Audit Messages:
avc: denied { setuid } for comm="sendmail" egid=93 euid=0 exe="/usr/sbin/exim" 
exit=-1 fsgid=93 fsuid=0 gid=93 items=0 pid=6855 
scontext=system_u:system_r:logwatch_t:s0 sgid=93 
subj=system_u:system_r:logwatch_t:s0 suid=0 tclass=capability 
tcontext=system_u:system_r:logwatch_t:s0 tty=(none) uid=0

[root@milan ~]# yum list exim sendmail selinux* | grep installed
exim.i386                                4.66-3.fc7             installed       
selinux-policy.noarch                    2.6.4-45.fc7           installed       
selinux-policy-targeted.noarch           2.6.4-45.fc7           installed       

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 13:11:06 UTC
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 01:38:51 UTC
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
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