Bug 449032 - Incorrect security policy for dnsmasq
Incorrect security policy for dnsmasq
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnsmasq (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jima
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-29 18:25 EDT by Bill C. Riemers
Modified: 2009-01-09 02:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 02:49:42 EST
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dnsmasq te file (605 bytes, text/plain)
2008-05-29 18:29 EDT, Bill C. Riemers
no flags Details
dnsmasq pp file (1.71 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-29 18:30 EDT, Bill C. Riemers
no flags Details
dnsmasq mod file (1.70 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-29 18:30 EDT, Bill C. Riemers
no flags Details
dnsmasq pp file (1.71 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-05-29 18:32 EDT, Bill C. Riemers
no flags Details
dnsmasq mod file (1.70 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-05-29 18:32 EDT, Bill C. Riemers
no flags Details
grep -i dnsmasq audit.log (12.57 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-29 18:56 EDT, Bill C. Riemers
no flags Details

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Description Bill C. Riemers 2008-05-29 18:25:34 EDT
Description of problem:

dnsmasq won't work out of the box, because the selinux security policy is wrong.

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

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try starting dnsmasq with selinux in enforcing mode.
Actual results:

Many setrouble messages.

Expected results:

Should work normally.

Additional info:

I will attach the *.te files created from auditing.   In addition to building
and applying the security policies I had to manually enter the commands:

touch /var/lib/misc/dnsmasq.leases
restorecon -v ./dnsmasq.leases

this should be done when installing the dnsmasq rpm.
Comment 1 Bill C. Riemers 2008-05-29 18:29:47 EDT
Created attachment 307143 [details]
dnsmasq te file
Comment 2 Bill C. Riemers 2008-05-29 18:30:10 EDT
Created attachment 307144 [details]
dnsmasq pp file
Comment 3 Bill C. Riemers 2008-05-29 18:30:35 EDT
Created attachment 307145 [details]
dnsmasq mod file
Comment 4 Bill C. Riemers 2008-05-29 18:32:11 EDT
Created attachment 307146 [details]
dnsmasq pp file
Comment 5 Bill C. Riemers 2008-05-29 18:32:54 EDT
Created attachment 307147 [details]
dnsmasq mod file
Comment 6 Jima 2008-05-29 18:37:11 EDT
Actually, the selinux policy is (sort of) correct; the new home for that file
(in Fedora 9 and on) is /var/lib/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.leases.  I'm not changing the
file location within a release because the likelihood of breakage is high enough
that I don't want to change it on unsuspecting users.

This is actually a duplicate of BZ#407901.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 407901 ***
Comment 7 Bill C. Riemers 2008-05-29 18:54:39 EDT
Hmmm.  I see bug 407901 only corrects dnsmasq.leases, and does not correct any
of the other policy errors.   So I either need to reopen 407901, so the missing
policy rules can be added, or I need to reopen this one.  I'll reopen this one,
since I explicitly list the necessary rules with attachments in this bug.

I will attach my audit log.
Comment 8 Bill C. Riemers 2008-05-29 18:56:32 EDT
Created attachment 307150 [details]
grep -i dnsmasq audit.log
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