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Bug 249663 - Update of bind causes SElinux avc denied on named, pipe issue
Update of bind causes SElinux avc denied on named, pipe issue
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy-targeted (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
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Reported: 2007-07-26 05:27 EDT by Peter Bieringer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Description Peter Bieringer 2007-07-26 05:27:23 EDT
Description of problem:
After upgrading to newest bind version yesterday triggers avc denied messages

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(upgraded to) bind-9.2.4-27.0.1.el4

How reproducible:
After upgrade, detected on 2 systems by logwatch.

Steps to Reproduce:
Probably down and re-upgrade bind version

Actual results:

Jul 25 16:23:41 server kernel: audit(1185373421.023:11): avc:  denied  { read }
for  pid=10357 comm="named" name="[2930654]" dev=pipefs ino=2930654
scontext=root:system_r:named_t tcontext=root:system_r:unconfined_t tclass=fifo_file
Jul 25 16:23:41 server named[10358]: starting BIND 9.2.4 -u named -t

Expected results:
No such messages

Additional info:
System is running in enforcement mode

# lsof | grep named | grep pipe
named     21248   named    5r     FIFO        0,7             3032409 pipe
named     21248   named    7w     FIFO        0,7             3032409 pipe

Impact: unknown, named looks like working.
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2007-07-26 07:11:05 EDT
These can be ignored.  Usually this is a leaked file descriptor that SELinux is
just closing.  As long as the daemon functions properly.  We will not fix.

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