Bug 429685 - SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/semodule (semanage_t) "getattr" to /etc/passwd (shadow_t).
Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/semodule (semanage_t) "getattr" to /etc/passw...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 429678
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-01-22 13:20 UTC by Valent Turkovic
Modified: 2008-01-23 21:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-01-23 21:29:52 UTC

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Description Valent Turkovic 2008-01-22 13:20:44 UTC
Description of problem:
    SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/semodule (semanage_t) "getattr" to
    /etc/passwd (shadow_t).

Detailed Description
    SELinux denied access requested by /usr/sbin/semodule. It is not expected
    that this access is required by /usr/sbin/semodule 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 /etc/passwd, restorecon -v
    /etc/passwd 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:semanage_t:s0
Target Context                system_u:object_r:shadow_t:s0
Target Objects                /etc/passwd [ file ]
Affected RPM Packages         policycoreutils-2.0.33-3.fc8
                              [application]setup-2.6.10-1.fc8 [target]
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.0.8-74.fc8
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Permissive
Plugin Name                   plugins.catchall_file
Host Name                     valent.oswireless
Platform                      Linux valent.oswireless #1 SMP Fri
                              Dec 7 15:49:59 EST 2007 i686 i686
Alert Count                   1
First Seen                    Tue 22 Jan 2008 01:52:36 PM CET
Last Seen                     Tue 22 Jan 2008 01:52:36 PM CET
Local ID                      1b2bc69d-ddff-4ea7-a899-45e7328506d2
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

avc: denied { getattr } for comm=semodule dev=sda6 egid=0 euid=0
exe=/usr/sbin/semodule exit=0 fsgid=0 fsuid=0 gid=0 items=0 path=/etc/passwd
pid=30274 scontext=system_u:system_r:semanage_t:s0 sgid=0
subj=system_u:system_r:semanage_t:s0 suid=0 tclass=file
tcontext=system_u:object_r:shadow_t:s0 tty=(none) uid=0

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Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2008-01-23 21:29:52 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 429678 ***

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