Bug 375051 - SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/kdm_greet (xdm_t) "write" to (usr_t).
Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/kdm_greet (xdm_t) "write" to (usr_t).
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase
Version: 8
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-11-10 21:25 UTC by Konstantin Svist
Modified: 2009-01-09 05:08 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:08:33 UTC

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Description Konstantin Svist 2007-11-10 21:25:27 UTC
Description of problem:

Receiving the following message in setroubleshoot after logging in with kdm:

    SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/kdm_greet (xdm_t) "write" to <Unknown>

Detailed Description
    SELinux denied access requested by /usr/bin/kdm_greet. It is not expected
    that this access is required by /usr/bin/kdm_greet 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

Allowing Access
    Sometimes labeling problems can cause SELinux denials.  You could try to
    restore the default system file context for <Unknown>, restorecon -v
    <Unknown> 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:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context                system_u:object_r:usr_t:s0
Target Objects                None [ file ]
Affected RPM Packages         kdebase-3.5.8-5.fc8 [application]
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.0.8-44.fc8
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   plugins.catchall_file
Host Name                     mireille
Platform                      Linux mireille #1 SMP Tue Oct 30
                              13:55:12 EDT 2007 i686 i686
Alert Count                   11
First Seen                    Sat 10 Nov 2007 03:47:17 AM PST
Last Seen                     Sat 10 Nov 2007 03:47:17 AM PST
Local ID                      cd9d9a87-1831-4628-94a5-647b311fd1b8
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

avc: denied { write } for comm=kdm_greet dev=sda9 egid=0 euid=0
exe=/usr/bin/kdm_greet exit=-13 fsgid=0 fsuid=0 gid=0 items=0
name=GdmGreeterTheme.desktop pid=5369
scontext=system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 sgid=0
subj=system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 suid=0 tclass=file
tcontext=system_u:object_r:usr_t:s0 tty=(none) uid=0

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

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in through kdm

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2007-11-11 22:42:09 UTC
I cannot reproduce locally.

Please verify your box is fully up-to-date, then,
$ touch /.autorelabel
and reboot, and see if you still experience this.

Comment 2 Konstantin Svist 2007-11-12 21:43:39 UTC
Yes, the box is up-to-date.
Relabeling didn't help, the entry still appears after every logon.

Please check that you're using kdm, not gdm.
To set KDE/kdm as default, add line 'DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE"' to file

Comment 3 Ralph De Witt 2007-11-14 02:25:26 UTC
I have the same problem. This is a fresh install. Box is up to date and
relabeling did not help. Displaymanager is set to KDE

Comment 4 Juha Tuomala 2008-01-15 16:18:57 UTC
I second all as in comment #3

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 08:17:49 UTC
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 05:08:33 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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