Bug 450383 - Repeated access denial that floods SETroubleshoot
Repeated access denial that floods SETroubleshoot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2008-06-07 06:52 EDT by Volans
Modified: 2008-06-10 16:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-10 16:22:20 EDT
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The full access denial report (2.90 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-07 06:52 EDT, Volans
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Description Volans 2008-06-07 06:52:13 EDT
Description of problem:
I keep getting random time adverts which tell me that SELinux has prevented an
access. The problem happens (I think) once a day, without me doing anything.

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


How reproducible:

I can't reproduce it. It happens randomly.

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Access to a file is prevented.

Expected results:

A message keeps showing telling me that SELinux stopped and access. I get a long
list of prevented accesses, which I can't delete because it's very long and
floods the computer. 

Additional info:

The problem is related with VirtualBox. Actually, the error message shows this:

SELinux is preventing tmpwatch (tmpreaper_t) "getattr" to
/tmp/vbox.1/common/string/strformattype.c (usr_t).

"SELinux denied access requested by tmpwatch. It is not expected that this
access is required by tmpwatch and this access may signal an intrusion attempt.
It is also possible that the specific version or configuration of the
application is causing it to require additional access. "
Comment 1 Volans 2008-06-07 06:52:13 EDT
Created attachment 308603 [details]
The full access denial report
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2008-06-10 16:22:20 EDT
Just remove the file/dir

rm -rf /tmp/vbox.1

tmpreaper is not allowed to delete files on the file system with the label usr_t.

This looks like a file/directory was moved to /tmp but the label was left usr_t.

If you do not want to remove these files you can execute

chcon -R -t tmp_t /tmp/vbox.1

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