Bug 448031 - Opening URL in Wine app corrupts Firefox contexts
Opening URL in Wine app corrupts Firefox contexts
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-22 21:58 EDT by Michael Wiktowy
Modified: 2008-05-23 15:31 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 55
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Last Closed: 2008-05-23 15:31:06 EDT
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Sample setroubleshooter alert (2.56 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-22 21:58 EDT, Michael Wiktowy
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Description Michael Wiktowy 2008-05-22 21:58:44 EDT
Description of problem:
An app (PokerStars client) that I ran under Wine opened a URL with the default
non-wine viewer, Firefox.

SETroubleshoot was not happy. Neither was Firefox at having selinux block access
to every file it needs to write to in ~.mozilla/. See attached sample
notification. You get several of the same type for Target Objects:
places.sqlite-journal [ filesystem ]
bookmarks-2008-05-22.json [ filesystem ]
localstore-1.rdf [ filesystem ]
patterns.ini [ filesystem ]
patterns.ini [ filesystem ]
urlclassifier3.sqlite-journal [ filesystem ]
cookies.sqlite-journal [ filesystem ]
formhistory.sqlite-journal [ filesystem ]
lock [ filesystem ]

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

How reproducible:
Unknown since I didn't want to taunt selinux again but 'restorecon -R
~user/.mozilla/' fixes the issue with no data loss.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a wine app that you can cause to load a URL (PokerStars client in my case)
2. Cause it to open a URL
3. Profit
Actual results:
Firefox unable to update or load bookmarks and other files under ~/.mozilla

Expected results:
Firefox should open and all should be well. I have done this sort of thing under
F8 with no ill effects.

Additional info:
If you don't use wine, let me know if you want any policies tested.
Comment 1 Michael Wiktowy 2008-05-22 21:58:44 EDT
Created attachment 306437 [details]
Sample setroubleshooter alert
Comment 2 Michael Wiktowy 2008-05-22 23:51:10 EDT
I cannot seem to recreate this bug after installing the following
updates-testing from koji:

Since I didn't try recreating this problem before updating I don't know if the
update fixed the problem (there didn't seem to be anything wine specific in the
latest changelogs) or it was not repeatable in the first place after a
restorecon to the .mozilla directory.

The good news is that things seem to work fine now :]
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2008-05-23 15:31:06 EDT
It might be a file system that we did not understand.

But for now, I will close as currentrelease, If you recreate reopen the bug.

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