Bug 441620 - selinux policy for npviewer.bin breaks file/network access
Summary: selinux policy for npviewer.bin breaks file/network access
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nspluginwrapper   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Martin Stransky
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-09 02:43 UTC by Sean Middleditch
Modified: 2008-04-17 12:44 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-17 12:09:55 UTC
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Description Sean Middleditch 2008-04-09 02:43:53 UTC
Flash and Java applets running inside of npviewer.bin are cause SELinux access
denials, causing the applets to fail to function properly.  For example, the
Flash image uploader for Facebook fails to work.  (Using proprietary Flash plugin.)

The usual denied message is this one:

type=AVC msg=audit(1207708459.489:321): avc:  denied  { execmem } for  pid=28566
comm="npviewer.bin" scontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:nsplugin_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
tcontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:nsplugin_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tclass=process

execmem may be icky, but npviewer.bin needs it in order to actually properly run
the (essentially) two programs it was written for.

Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2008-04-17 12:09:55 UTC
You can setsebool allow_ns_plugin_execmem=1

Comment 2 Sean Middleditch 2008-04-17 12:44:49 UTC
Why should that be necessary?  If you know that the common use for npviewer
requires it to be on, turn it on by default.

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