Bug 245130 - selinux prevents sendmail access temp files
Summary: selinux prevents sendmail access temp files
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy   
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Version: 7
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-21 10:16 UTC by Alphonse Van Assche
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-23 10:14:17 UTC
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Description Alphonse Van Assche 2007-06-21 10:16:25 UTC
Description of problem:
selinux prevent sendmail to create tmp files.

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

How reproducible:
Just let the system try to send e-mails locally

Additional info:
    SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/sendmail.sendmail (system_mail_t) "read" to
    /var/tmp/tmp2CPspUEPYLOG/tmpFfkXMqFILT (var_log_t).

Detailed Description
    SELinux denied access requested by /usr/sbin/sendmail.sendmail. It is not
    expected that this access is required by /usr/sbin/sendmail.sendmail and
    this access may signal an intrusion attempt. It is also possible that the
    specific version or configuration of the application is causing it to
    require additional access.

Allowing Access
    Sometimes labeling problems can cause SELinux denials.  You could try to
    restore the default system file context for
    /var/tmp/tmp2CPspUEPYLOG/tmpFfkXMqFILT, restorecon -v
    /var/tmp/tmp2CPspUEPYLOG/tmpFfkXMqFILT If this does not work, there is
    currently no automatic way to allow this access. Instead,  you can generate
    a local policy module to allow this access - see
    http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/selinux-faq-fc5/#id2961385 Or you can disable
    SELinux protection altogether. Disabling SELinux protection is not
    recommended. Please file a http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi
    against this package.

Additional Information        

Source Context                system_u:system_r:system_mail_t
Target Context                system_u:object_r:var_log_t
Target Objects                /var/tmp/tmp2CPspUEPYLOG/tmpFfkXMqFILT [ file ]
Affected RPM Packages         sendmail-8.14.1-2 [application]
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-2.6.4-14.fc7
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   plugins.catchall_file
Host Name                     xp2000.leafamily.org
Platform                      Linux xp2000.leafamily.org 2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 #1
                              SMP Tue Jun 12 15:37:31 EDT 2007 i686 athlon
Alert Count                   1
First Seen                    jeu 21 jun 2007 12:07:11 CEST
Last Seen                     jeu 21 jun 2007 12:07:11 CEST
Local ID                      4ecf78f5-11aa-409d-9500-c69dc1e2dad2
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

avc: denied { read } for comm="sendmail" dev=sda7 egid=51 euid=0
exe="/usr/sbin/sendmail.sendmail" exit=0 fsgid=51 fsuid=0 gid=0 items=0
name="secure" path="/var/tmp/tmp2CPspUEPYLOG/tmpFfkXMqFILT" pid=4416
scontext=system_u:system_r:system_mail_t:s0 sgid=51
subj=system_u:system_r:system_mail_t:s0 suid=0 tclass=file
tcontext=system_u:object_r:var_log_t:s0 tty=(none) uid=0

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2007-06-21 12:58:19 UTC
This is strange.  You have a file labeled var_log_t under /tmp and sendmail is
trying to read it?

Is there some tool moving files from /var/log to tmp and then executing sendmail?

Comment 2 Alphonse Van Assche 2007-06-22 09:33:10 UTC
Maybe, I have install epylog?

PS: I have remove sendmail and re-install it and sendmail no more will send
local mails, I have try to fix that but without any success at this time.

Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2007-06-22 17:52:28 UTC
Could you check the labeling on your system.

touch /.autorelabel
will setup default labeling.  From the looks of the bug above some kind of
labeling is wrong.

Comment 4 Alphonse Van Assche 2007-06-22 21:09:39 UTC
I had try this too but the problem reappeared always because of the fact that
the temp file was create and remove by sendmail.

I have not find why sendmail would no more do the job and the live is too short
to try to understand the obscure sendmail doc ;-), so I have switched to exim
and all rework like expect.

Thanks for your investigation

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