Bug 419201 - mod_auth_pam fails with selinux enforcing, targeted
Summary: mod_auth_pam fails with selinux enforcing, targeted
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mod_auth_pam
Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-12-11 04:36 UTC by Rob Riggs
Modified: 2009-01-09 05:28 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:28:32 UTC

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Description Rob Riggs 2007-12-11 04:36:57 UTC
Description of problem:
In the default configuration, httpd + mod_auth_pam is denied the ability to
allow PAM subsystem to execute the helper application unix_chkpwd.  Even after
creating a local policy to allow it, authentication against a shadow password
database fails.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up system with shadow passwords
2. Set selinux to enforcing, targeted
3. Install mod_auth_pam
4. Set up http location with password protection (Require valid-user)
5. Attempt to access http location
Actual results:
401 Authorization required with proper credentials

Expected results:
Access granted with proper credentials

Additional info:
Adding the following eliminates entries from audit log, but still doesn't


require {
        type httpd_t;


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