Bug 439342 - wireshark doesn't launch w/ enforcing selinux
Summary: wireshark doesn't launch w/ enforcing selinux
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wireshark
Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Radek Vokál
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2008-03-28 05:10 UTC by Dan Berger
Modified: 2009-01-09 06:16 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:16:03 UTC
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Description Dan Berger 2008-03-28 05:10:41 UTC
Description of problem:

selinux prevents launching wireshark as a normal user, even once successfully
authenticating as root.

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

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run /usr/bin/wireshark
2. enter the root password
3. observe the avc denial
Actual results:

raw audit messages:

host=rage..org type=AVC msg=audit(1206680818.810:1182): avc: denied { transition
} for pid=7939 comm="userhelper" path="/usr/sbin/wireshark" dev=dm-0 ino=2714977
scontext=system_u:system_r:mono_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:system_r:unconfined_t:s0

host=rage..org type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1206680818.810:1182): arch=c000003e
syscall=59 success=no exit=-13 a0=60d450 a1=7fff6864d968 a2=60d600 a3=4000
items=0 ppid=7934 pid=7939 auid=500 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0
sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=pts2 comm="userhelper" exe="/usr/sbin/userhelper"
subj=system_u:system_r:mono_t:s0 key=(null) 

Expected results:

Additional info:

% sudo /usr/bin/wireshark has the same problem

% sudo /usr/sbin/wireshark works as expected.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 10:17:19 UTC
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 06:16:03 UTC
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