Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445101
(staff_u) zillion AVC denials
Last modified: 2008-05-06 17:31:37 EDT
Description of problem:
I thought I will be filing one bug per AVC denial while using staff_u, but there
is too much junk here. I think that everything (except for bitlbee bugs) in the
attached /var/log/audit/audit.log is relevant as a staff_u bug.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(the rest is from Rawhide as of today)
Created attachment 304465 [details]
Created attachment 304468 [details]
generated SELinux module
When removing all lines from audit.log before I switched to using staff_u, I
generated this selinux module with audit2allow
If you are testing staff_t please do not run in permissive mode. Any avc that
you collected while in permissive mode is useless. Since staff_u is not allowed
to run su, when in permissive mode you ran visudo which is also not allowed so
lots of AVC messages are useless to me.
You need to setup sudo before hand and user sudo to switch to unconfined_t when
run as root.
OK, if I cannot run in permissive mode, than I am afraid I cannot use staff_u at
all (need for developing stuff permissive mode).
Not sure why you need permissive mode for developing. I use staff_t which a
transition to unconfined_t and I develop every day.
I am probably much worse programmer than you (well, I am not a programmer at
all, strictly speaking) so when hacking on bitlbee (which is confined) I am
hitting SELinux all the time.