Bug 357601 - SELinux is preventing semanage (semanage_t) "write" to pipe
SELinux is preventing semanage (semanage_t) "write" to pipe
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lvm2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: LVM and device-mapper development team
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Reported: 2007-10-30 00:41 EDT by Ralf Corsepius
Modified: 2008-06-16 22:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-16 22:45:38 EDT
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full setroubleshoot log (1.98 KB, text/plain)
2007-10-30 00:41 EDT, Ralf Corsepius
no flags Details
selinux rpc.idmapd alert (2.04 KB, text/plain)
2007-10-30 08:23 EDT, Ralf Corsepius
no flags Details
selinux rpc.mountd getattr alert (2.62 KB, text/plain)
2007-10-30 08:24 EDT, Ralf Corsepius
no flags Details
selinux rpc.mountd ioctrl alert (2.37 KB, text/plain)
2007-10-30 08:26 EDT, Ralf Corsepius
no flags Details
selinux nfsd read alert (1.81 KB, text/plain)
2007-10-30 08:26 EDT, Ralf Corsepius
no flags Details
selinux nfsd write alert (1.82 KB, text/plain)
2007-10-30 08:27 EDT, Ralf Corsepius
no flags Details

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Description Ralf Corsepius 2007-10-30 00:41:30 EDT
Description of problem:
After today's FC-7 update, selinux complained about it handicapping itself:
SELinux is preventing semanage (semanage_t) "write" to pipe

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

See attachment for details.
Comment 1 Ralf Corsepius 2007-10-30 00:41:30 EDT
Created attachment 242711 [details]
full setroubleshoot log
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2007-10-30 06:44:45 EDT
This can safely be ignored.  It will be fixed in the next update release of
SELinux.  BTW You should be running in enforcing mode :^)

Comment 3 Ralf Corsepius 2007-10-30 07:12:06 EDT
Well, then I probably would not be running Fedora anymore, because RH's SELinux
policies permanently would have killed my system.

BTW: The message above was only the beginning of a lengthier flood of SELinux
messages which notified me about SELinux killing rpc.
Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2007-10-30 07:35:10 EDT
Please attach the audit log for the rpc messages.
Comment 5 Ralf Corsepius 2007-10-30 08:23:28 EDT
Created attachment 243251 [details]
selinux rpc.idmapd alert
Comment 6 Ralf Corsepius 2007-10-30 08:24:06 EDT
Created attachment 243261 [details]
selinux rpc.mountd getattr alert
Comment 7 Ralf Corsepius 2007-10-30 08:26:10 EDT
Created attachment 243271 [details]
selinux rpc.mountd ioctrl alert
Comment 8 Ralf Corsepius 2007-10-30 08:26:40 EDT
Created attachment 243281 [details]
selinux nfsd read alert
Comment 9 Ralf Corsepius 2007-10-30 08:27:15 EDT
Created attachment 243291 [details]
selinux nfsd write alert
Comment 10 Ralf Corsepius 2007-10-30 08:29:44 EDT
Note on the attachments: All occurred after today's yum update.

No such notices before this update, nor has the machine been rebooted:
# uptime
 13:28:44 up 12 days, 21:05, 10 users,  load average: 0.25, 0.47, 0.38

# uname -a
Linux mccallum #1 SMP Thu Sep 27 23:10:59 EDT 2007 i686 i686
i386 GNU/Linux
Comment 11 Orion Poplawski 2007-10-30 13:38:52 EDT
When installing -50:

/etc/sylibsepol.check_assertion_helper: assertion on line 0 violated by allow
exim_exec_t system_mail_t:process { sigchld };
sconfiglibsepol.check_assertion_helper: assertion on line 0 violated by allow
system_mail_t exim_exec_t:process { transition };
libsepol.check_assertion_helper: assertion on line 0 violated by allow
system_mail_t exim_exec_t:process { transition };
libsepol.check_assertions: 3 assertion violations occured
libsemanage.semanage_expand_sandbox: Expand module failed
semodule:  Failed!

But I don't get any more rpc/nfs messages.
Comment 12 Daniel Walsh 2007-10-30 16:48:17 EDT
All of the setroubleshoot errors above are caused by a leaked file descriptor in

I will fix 51 to install correctly.
Comment 13 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:54:48 EDT
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Comment 14 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 22:45:37 EDT
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
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