Bug 291201 - hal does not set default selinux context on USB disk addition
hal does not set default selinux context on USB disk addition
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-09-14 12:16 EDT by Ken Reilly
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:51 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-16 22:23:59 EDT
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Description Pete Graner 2007-09-14 12:16:28 EDT
When adding a USB disk with a ext3 filesystem to a enforcing SELinux box it has
the default file context of file_t, which should not happen.

In my case I added a USB disk and wanted my webserver to access it with a php
app. I was getting selinux denials until I ran  chcon -R -t httpd_sys_content_t

After talking with Dan Walsh he suggested that it would make more sense to have
hal "do the right thing" wrt to context. He is cc:ed on this bug.
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2007-09-14 13:14:01 EDT
This is actually something we should handle better.  

Can we check if the file system supports XATTRS.
If it does, check to see if file context is not file_t.
If file_t mount with some default context usbfs_t?
If not file_t mount normal.
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-10-23 11:25:22 EDT
User pgraner@redhat.com's account has been closed
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