Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446610
SELinux complains about memory allocation
Last modified: 2008-05-15 08:12:57 EDT
Description of problem:
SELinux doesn't like memory allocation in openoffice
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install openoffice-writer + subdependencies
2. run Writer
SELinux is preventing /usr/lib/openoffice.org/program/swriter.bin from changing
the access protection of memory on the heap.
The /usr/lib/openoffice.org/program/swriter.bin application attempted to change
the access protection of memory on the heap (e,g., allocated using malloc). This
is a potential security problem. Applications should not be doing this.
Applications are sometimes coded incorrectly and request this permission. The
SELinux Memory Protection Tests web page explains how to remove this
requirement. If /usr/lib/openoffice.org/program/swriter.bin does not work and
you need it to work, you can configure SELinux temporarily to allow this access
until the application is fixed. Please file a bug report against this package.
Fedora 7 is basically at the end of life. Everything should be ok in F8 and F9
wrt selinux. And IIRC so was 7 actually. Quite possibly you have e.g. a third
party video driver which doesn't work with selinux and writer (due to querying
for opengl data) gets the blame