Bug 461040 - Selinux policy prevents freeradius to communicate with net-snmp
Selinux policy prevents freeradius to communicate with net-snmp
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy-targeted (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
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Reported: 2008-09-03 12:05 EDT by Michal Marciniszyn
Modified: 2014-02-10 18:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-20 16:30:35 EST
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Description Michal Marciniszyn 2008-09-03 12:05:01 EDT
Description of problem:
The default targeted policy prevents freeradius to connect to net-snmp socket as smux client. In certain configurations, this is desired behavior.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf, add these lines:
   smuxpeer verysecret
   view    systemview    included   .

2. Edit /etc/raddb/radiusd.conf, find "snmp = no", change to "snmp = yes"

3. Edit /etc/raddb/snmp.conf, make sure the smux_password is set (should be able
to just uncomment the line), e.g.:
   smux_password = verysecret

4. Restart the snmp and radius services:
   % service snmpd restart
   % service radiusd restart

5. Perform a snmp walk on the radius mibs:
   % snmpwalk -c public -v2c localhost
Actual results:
net-snmp and freeradius are unable to communicate. To get avc, it is necessary to install enableaudit base module. 

Expected results:
freeradius should be able to connect to net-snmp

Additional info:
IMHO adding boolean is good idea, while this behavior is desired it is not always needed. The allow rule is
allow radiusd_t snmp_port_t:tcp_socket name_connect;
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2008-09-03 14:19:26 EDT
Fixed in selinux-policy-2.4.6-152.el5
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-09-03 14:23:54 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2009-01-20 16:30:35 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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