Bug 451705 - SELinuc is blocking OpenVPN
SELinuc is blocking OpenVPN
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openvpn (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Steven Pritchard
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-16 15:29 EDT by Charles VINCHON
Modified: 2009-07-14 12:32 EDT (History)
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Description Charles VINCHON 2008-06-16 15:29:08 EDT
Description of problem:
OpenVPN can't access "/" due to a SELinux policy

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.1_rc7 i386-redhat-linux-gnu [SSL] [LZO2] [EPOLL] built on Feb 21 2008

How reproducible:
Try to connect to an OpenVPN VPN

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install NetworkManager and its OpenVPN plugin
2. Configure a VPN (preshared key located in a user dir)
3. Try to connect to the previous VPN
Actual results:
SELinux is blocking user openvpn the access to "/"

Expected results:
The VPN should be connected

Additional info:
IPv4 connection
Preshared key
One client to one server
Comment 1 Jean-Francois Saucier 2008-09-25 16:17:07 EDT
I think we can close this one, the solution is 

# setsebool -P openvpn_enable_homedirs=1

Why not put it in the default policy, many users use NetworkManager now to connect to vpn network.
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