Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 450360
lremovexattr permission denied in permissive mode, no event logged.
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:31:44 EDT
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
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 .
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
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
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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