Bug 437126 - SELinux is preventing Xorg (xdm_xserver_t) "compute_av"
SELinux is preventing Xorg (xdm_xserver_t) "compute_av"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2008-03-12 11:34 EDT by Joachim Frieben
Modified: 2008-03-17 15:39 EDT (History)
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Description Joachim Frieben 2008-03-12 11:34:10 EDT
Description of problem:
Repeated complaints that "SELinux is preventing Xorg (xdm_xserver_t)
"compute_av" to <Unknown> (security_t)."

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to GNOME session.
2. Launch epiphany or perform similar action.
Actual results:
setroubleshoot applet comes up with an alert bubble.

Expected results:

Additional info:
SELinux is preventing Xorg (xdm_xserver_t) "compute_create" to <Unknown>

Detailed Description
SELinux denied access requested by Xorg. It is not expected that this
access is required by Xorg 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 FAQ
Or you can disable SELinux protection altogether. Disabling SELinux
protection is not recommended. Please file a bug report against this

Additional Information
Source Context:  system_u:system_r:xdm_xserver_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context:  system_u:object_r:security_t:s0
Target Objects:  None [ security ]
Source:  Xorg
Source Path:  /usr/bin/Xorg
Port:  <Unknown>
Host:  fedora
Source RPM Packages:  xorg-x11-server-Xorg-
Target RPM Packages:
Policy RPM:  selinux-policy-3.3.1-12.fc9
Selinux Enabled:  True
Policy Type:  targeted
MLS Enabled:  True
Enforcing Mode:  Permissive
Plugin Name:  catchall
Host Name:  fedora
Platform:  Linux fedora 2.6.25-0.107.rc5.fc9 #1 SMP Tue Mar 11
           08:07:35 EDT 2008 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count:  2
First Seen:  Wed 12 Mar 2008 04:22:15 PM CET
Last Seen:  Wed 12 Mar 2008 04:25:03 PM CET
Local ID:  568d8c72-2b35-4b4b-9fa7-883746dc4f71
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Raw Audit Messages :host=fedora type=AVC msg=audit(1205335503.1:221):
avc: denied { compute_create } for pid=2407 comm="Xorg"
tcontext=system_u:object_r:security_t:s0 tclass=security host=fedora
type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1205335503.1:221): arch=c000003e syscall=1
success=yes exit=78 a0=36 a1=25aca70 a2=4e a3=0 items=0 ppid=2406
pid=2407 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0
sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=tty7 ses=4294967295 comm="Xorg" exe="/usr/bin/Xorg"
subj=system_u:system_r:xdm_xserver_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2008-03-17 15:39:54 EDT
We have turned off xselinux by default in Rawhide/FC9 Beta.

You need to boot in enforcing mode to make it work correctly.

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