Bug 438285 - Lots of AVC denials during basic use of system (as root)
Lots of AVC denials during basic use of system (as root)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-20 01:23 EDT by Frank Thingholm
Modified: 2008-03-20 09:12 EDT (History)
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setroubleshoot browser messages dump - appx 25 total (66.79 KB, text/plain)
2008-03-20 01:28 EDT, Frank Thingholm
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Description Frank Thingholm 2008-03-20 01:23:35 EDT
Description of problem:
AVC denial announcements during simple use of system:
- Browsing in FF3 (related to fonts)
- Changing keyboard layout
- Viewing the ABOUT menu item in SETROUBLESHOOT browser

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Installed from rawhide after the 19MAR2008 replication.

How reproducible:
The last 4 daily rawhide installs (from scratch, over-the-net installs) had this.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do install from scratch, select DANISH language and "dk" keyboard layout.
2. Restart system and log in as root
3. Use the system as directed above
Actual results:
Lots of AVC denial balloons, really large number of entries in setroubleshoot
browser. 25 entries, with appx. half of them having >100 occurrences.

Expected results:
Very few or none AVC denials with the abovementioned usage and login.

Additional info:
Will attach dump of message from setroubleshoot browser. Seems to be lots of
mislabeled files.
Comment 1 Frank Thingholm 2008-03-20 01:28:59 EDT
Created attachment 298634 [details]
setroubleshoot browser messages dump - appx 25 total

Messages dumped from setroubleshoot browser. About 25 in total, with half of
them having >100 occurrences.

Not all are related to npviewer.bin although the first few are :)
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2008-03-20 09:12:50 EDT
If you are logging into a machine as root via XWindows, then you should just
turn off SELinux it is not supported and not a good idea.  To make it work would
invalidate all the controls, by allowing confined applications to write to the
/root directory.

Logging in via X Windows as root is a very bad idea.

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