Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 249397
SELinux interaction with VMware
Last modified: 2007-10-29 16:06:31 EDT
Description of problem:
Cannot mount hgfs disks or USB jump drives on Linux guest running on XP host in
The following alerts were issued and the drives were not mounted.
SELinux is preventing /sbin/ifconfig (ifconfig_t) "read" to
SELinux denied access requested by /sbin/ifconfig. It is not expected that this
access is required by /sbin/ifconfig 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.
Sometimes labeling problems can cause SELinux denials. You could try to restore
the default system file context for /var/run/vmware-active-nics, restorecon -v
/var/run/vmware-active-nics 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 FAQ Or you can disable SELinux protection
altogether. Disabling SELinux protection is not recommended. Please file a bug
report against this package.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot fedora guest with 22.214.171.124-27.fc7 kernel on XP host.
The above alerts.
VMWARE has informed me that they do not support Fedora guests.