Bug 426016 - Printing failed because of SELinux denial
Summary: Printing failed because of SELinux denial
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evince
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kristian Høgsberg
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-12-17 19:27 UTC by Garrett Mitchener
Modified: 2008-06-17 02:56 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 02:56:33 UTC

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Description Garrett Mitchener 2007-12-17 19:27:05 UTC
Description of problem:

I have a HP deskjet printer.  When I print something from evince, it doesn't work.

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


How reproducible:

every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in my HP deskjet
2. Try to print from evince
Actual results:

SELinux violation

Additional info:

If I run 'setenforce Permissive' as root and try again, it prints.

From setroubleshoot browser:

    SELinux is preventing sh (cupsd_t) "getattr" to /usr/bin/hpijs

Detailed Description
    SELinux denied access requested by sh. It is not expected that this access
    is required by sh 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
    Sometimes labeling problems can cause SELinux denials.  You could try to
    restore the default system file context for /usr/bin/hpijs, restorecon -v
    /usr/bin/hpijs 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:cupsd_t:SystemLow-SystemHigh
Target Context                system_u:object_r:hplip_exec_t
Target Objects                /usr/bin/hpijs [ file ]
Affected RPM Packages         hpijs-1.7.4a-6.fc7 [target]
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-2.6.4-61.fc7
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   plugins.catchall_file
Host Name                     falkor
Platform                      Linux falkor #1 SMP Thu Nov 22
                              23:05:33 EST 2007 i686 i686
Alert Count                   10
First Seen                    Sun 16 Dec 2007 11:04:25 PM EST
Last Seen                     Mon 17 Dec 2007 02:12:12 PM EST
Local ID                      9a1837be-3144-4218-85df-0506d72a08fd
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

avc: denied { getattr } for comm="sh" dev=dm-0 egid=7 euid=4 exe="/bin/bash"
exit=-13 fsgid=7 fsuid=4 gid=7 items=0 path="/usr/bin/hpijs" pid=7909
scontext=system_u:system_r:cupsd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 sgid=7
subj=system_u:system_r:cupsd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 suid=4 tclass=file
tcontext=system_u:object_r:hplip_exec_t:s0 tty=(none) uid=4

Comment 1 Wayne Channell 2007-12-18 01:46:02 UTC
I get the same error messages from SELinux.  I updated my F7 system on 12/16/07.
 After the update the HP Deskjet via OpenOffice - Word Processor failed to
print.  Also, the lp command would not print either.  I received the same error
messages as those given above from SELinux.

Comment 2 Garrett Mitchener 2007-12-20 17:38:47 UTC
I have the same problem with firefox now.  Someone else reported similar trouble
with a different brand of printer at bug #251378.  In both of our cases, cups
reports that the printer is stopped, and if you don't look at the SELinux
errors, you'll never figure out why.  I'm guessing this is more of a cups
problem than an evince problem.

Incidentally, restorecon doesn't change the context of hpijs, so it's not simply
a matter of that file being accidentally put in the wrong context at some point.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 15:10:43 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 02:56:30 UTC
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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