Bug 382231 - dovecot causes selinux denials "create" to <Unknown>
dovecot causes selinux denials "create" to <Unknown>
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dovecot (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Janousek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-14 06:37 EST by Johan Cwiklinski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-17 12:18:13 EST
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Description Johan Cwiklinski 2007-11-14 06:37:59 EST
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Description of problem:
Since I've upgraded to dovecot-1.0.7-16 on my F7 box, trying to access my mailboxes causes an selinux denial :
SELinux is preventing /usr/libexec/dovecot/dovecot-auth (dovecot_auth_t) "create" to <Unknown> (dovecot_auth_t).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. upgrade to dovecot-1.0.7-16.fc7
2. try to get your emails

Actual Results:
SELinux denial

Expected Results:
Should get my mails

Additional info:
sealert reports :
    SELinux is preventing /usr/libexec/dovecot/dovecot-auth (dovecot_auth_t)
    "create" to <Unknown> (dovecot_auth_t).

Detailed Description
    SELinux denied access requested by /usr/libexec/dovecot/dovecot-auth. It is
    not expected that this access is required by /usr/libexec/dovecot/dovecot-
    auth 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.

Allowing Access
    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                user_u:system_r:dovecot_auth_t
Target Context                user_u:system_r:dovecot_auth_t
Target Objects                None [ netlink_audit_socket ]
Affected RPM Packages         dovecot-1.0.7-16.fc7 [application]
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-2.6.4-49.fc7
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   plugins.catchall
Host Name                     odysseus
Platform                      Linux odysseus #1 SMP Thu Sep 27
                              20:47:39 EDT 2007 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   60
First Seen                    Tue Nov 13 07:22:47 2007
Last Seen                     Wed Nov 14 12:34:51 2007
Local ID                      b1686255-1b8a-49b1-a545-6ffc7202e13b
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Raw Audit Messages

avc: denied { create } for comm="dovecot-auth" egid=0 euid=0
exe="/usr/libexec/dovecot/dovecot-auth" exit=-13 fsgid=0 fsuid=0 gid=0 items=0
pid=32064 scontext=user_u:system_r:dovecot_auth_t:s0 sgid=0
subj=user_u:system_r:dovecot_auth_t:s0 suid=0 tclass=netlink_audit_socket
tcontext=user_u:system_r:dovecot_auth_t:s0 tty=(none) uid=0
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2007-11-16 11:07:57 EST
I believe this is fixed in selinux-policy-2.6.4-57.fc7
Comment 2 Johan Cwiklinski 2007-11-17 12:18:13 EST
It's possible, "unfortunately" I've switched to F8, so I cannot verify :-)

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