Bug 450360 - lremovexattr permission denied in permissive mode, no event logged.
Summary: lremovexattr permission denied in permissive mode, no event logged.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rsync
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Simo Sorce
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-07 00:29 UTC by Bill C. Riemers
Modified: 2009-07-14 16:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:31:44 UTC
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Description Bill C. Riemers 2008-06-07 00:29:09 UTC
Description of problem:

When running "rsync -aXHSA --link-dest ..." as part of my backup script I am
getting the following error:

rsync:  rsync_xal_clear: lremovexattr(".","security.selinux") failed: Permission
denied (13)
rsync:  rsync_xal_clear: lremovexattr("lost+found","security.selinux") failed:
Permission denied (13)

I changed selinux to permissive mode, but I still get the same errors.  The only
way I can avoid this error is to completely deactivate selinux.

No error message is logged in /var/log/audit/audit.log .

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Comment 1 Stephen Smalley 2008-06-10 20:21:56 UTC
Bug in rsync:  don't try to remove the SELinux attribute.
SELinux doesn't ever allow removal of its attributes if enabled; you can change
the label, but all data must be labeled.

If we really had to support this, we could introduce a permission for it, but
I'm not keen on that.  Or perhaps make it yet another thing subject to

Comment 2 Eric Paris 2008-06-10 20:35:15 UTC
even if we did make this a CAP_MAC_ADMIN security check I wouldn't recommend
putting this in policy for anything, so it'd be a pointless denial all the time...

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