Bug 447403 - selinux utilities report incorrect context for /var/lib/iscsi* objects
selinux utilities report incorrect context for /var/lib/iscsi* objects
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
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Blocks: 445005
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Reported: 2008-05-19 15:56 EDT by Milan Zázrivec
Modified: 2015-09-29 05:20 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-20 16:31:55 EST
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Description Milan Zázrivec 2008-05-19 15:56:34 EDT
Description of problem:
matchpathcon reports incorrect context for /var/lib/iscsi or /var/lock/iscsi

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL5.2, iscsi-initiator-utils included, selinux enabled
2. # matchpathcon /var/lock/iscsi /var/lib/iscsi/
3. # grep iscsi /etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts
Actual results:
# matchpathcon /var/lock/iscsi /var/lib/iscsi/
/var/lock/iscsi system_u:object_r:var_lock_t:s0
/var/lib/iscsi/ system_u:object_r:var_lib_t:s0
# grep iscsi /etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts
/var/lib/iscsi(/.*)?    --      system_u:object_r:iscsi_var_lib_t:s0
/var/run/iscsid.pid     --      system_u:object_r:iscsi_var_run_t:s0
/var/lock/iscsi(/.*)?   --      system_u:object_r:iscsi_lock_t:s0
/sbin/iscsid    --      system_u:object_r:iscsid_exec_t:s0
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2008-05-19 20:28:01 EDT
Well in truth matchpathcon is reporting the correct context.

The file context you are showing, has -- which tells matchpathcon to only match
on files not directories.

The real fix is to remove the -- to make it match on any file type.
Comment 2 Milan Zázrivec 2008-05-20 02:32:54 EDT
I'm guessing libselinux is a wrong component then ...
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2008-05-20 11:34:29 EDT
Yes, fixed.
Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2008-05-22 14:52:18 EDT
Fixed in selinux-policy-2.4.6-138.el5 
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-06-02 15:58:34 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2009-01-20 16:31:55 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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