Bug 467035 - SELinux is preventing blender.bin from changing a writable memory segment executable.
SELinux is preventing blender.bin from changing a writable memory segment exe...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mesa (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-15 07:54 EDT by cgrim
Modified: 2009-12-18 01:34 EST (History)
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Description cgrim 2008-10-15 07:54:30 EDT
Description of problem:
The blender.bin application attempted to change the access protection of memory (e.g., allocated using malloc). This is a potential security problem. Applications should not be doing this. Applications are sometimes coded incorrectly and request this permission. The SELinux Memory Protection Tests web page explains how to remove this requirement. If blender.bin does not work and you need it to work, you can configure SELinux temporarily to allow this access until the application is fixed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Name       : blender
Arch       : x86_64
Version    : 2.47
Release    : 5.fc10

How reproducible:
SELinux configured like this:
System Default Enforcing Mode = Enforcing
Current Enforcing Mode = Enforcing
System Default Policy Type = Targeted

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable SELinux as it's shown above
2. Login into the Gnome desktop
3. Start Blender
Actual results:
Blender did not start and SELinux TroubleShooter shows this message: SELinux is preventing blender.bin from changing a writable memory segment executable.

Expected results:
Blender starts correctly.

Additional info:
In Fedora 9 was everything OK.
Now in Fedora 10 I'm using this workaround:
chcon -t unconfined_execmem_exec_t '/usr/bin/blender.bin'
Comment 1 Jochen Schmitt 2008-10-15 11:35:05 EDT
Thank you for the time you have taken to create this bug report.

Because you wrote, that blender works will on F-9, I assume, that this issue was caused by a system library which was used by blender.

So It will be may nice, it may be possible to create something like a backtrace.

Unfortunately, nowaday I have not rawhide system ready th reproduced your issue.
Comment 2 cgrim 2008-10-15 13:54:59 EDT
I installed blender-debuginfo and run this:

[cgrim@cml ~]$ gdb blender.bin
GNU gdb Fedora (6.8-24.fc10)
Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  Type "show copying"
and "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu"...

warning: "/usr/lib/debug/usr/bin/blender.bin.debug": The separate debug info file has no debug info
(no debugging symbols found)
(no debugging symbols found)
(gdb) run
Starting program: /usr/bin/blender.bin 
/usr/bin/blender.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: failed to map segment from shared object: Permission denied

Program exited with code 0177.

It seems, that the problem will be in the nvidia driver.
Comment 3 Jochen Schmitt 2008-10-21 11:58:32 EDT
No, I'm assume, that this may be a mesa issue, so I have change the assigned component of the bug.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 22:53:10 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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