Bug 450486 - SELinux is preventing updatedb (locate_t) "getattr" to /home/rodd/.vmware (unlabeled_t).
SELinux is preventing updatedb (locate_t) "getattr" to /home/rodd/.vmware (un...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-08 23:46 EDT by Rodd Clarkson
Modified: 2008-07-02 14:51 EDT (History)
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Description Rodd Clarkson 2008-06-08 23:46:30 EDT

SELinux is preventing updatedb (locate_t) "getattr" to /home/rodd/.vmware

Detailed Description:

[SELinux is in permissive mode, the operation would have been denied but was
permitted due to permissive mode.]

SELinux denied access requested by updatedb. It is not expected that this access
is required by updatedb 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.

Allowing Access:

Sometimes labeling problems can cause SELinux denials. You could try to restore
the default system file context for /home/rodd/.vmware,

restorecon -v '/home/rodd/.vmware'

If this does not work, there is currently no automatic way to allow this access.
Instead, you can generate a local policy module to allow this access - see FAQ
(http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/selinux-faq-fc5/#id2961385) Or you can disable
SELinux protection altogether. Disabling SELinux protection is not recommended.
Please file a bug report (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi)
against this package.

Additional Information:

Source Context                system_u:system_r:locate_t:s0
Target Context                system_u:object_r:unlabeled_t:s0
Target Objects                /home/rodd/.vmware [ dir ]
Source                        updatedb
Source Path                   /usr/bin/updatedb
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          localhost.localdomain
Source RPM Packages           mlocate-0.20-1
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.3.1-62.fc9
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Permissive
Plugin Name                   catchall_file
Host Name                     localhost.localdomain
Platform                      Linux localhost.localdomain
                              #1 SMP Wed May 21 18:12:35 EDT 2008 i686 i686
Alert Count                   3
First Seen                    Wed 28 May 2008 08:18:25 PM EST
Last Seen                     Mon 09 Jun 2008 01:33:20 PM EST
Local ID                      4f2c26ec-310c-455f-bf65-d78ad901c1a8
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

host=localhost.localdomain type=AVC msg=audit(1212982400.660:59): avc:  denied 
{ getattr } for  pid=8869 comm="updatedb" path="/home/rodd/.vmware" dev=sda6
ino=6933328 scontext=system_u:system_r:locate_t:s0
tcontext=system_u:object_r:unlabeled_t:s0 tclass=dir

host=localhost.localdomain type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1212982400.660:59):
arch=40000003 syscall=196 success=yes exit=0 a0=93091b5 a1=bf8e57c8 a2=507ff4
a3=bf8e5948 items=0 ppid=8863 pid=8869 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0
fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm="updatedb"
exe="/usr/bin/updatedb" subj=system_u:system_r:locate_t:s0 key=(null)
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2008-06-10 15:08:25 EDT
restorecon -R -v ~/

Should fix.

Not sure how it got mislabeled.

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