Bug 468803 - SELinux is preventing cupsd from managing subscriptions.conf
SELinux is preventing cupsd from managing subscriptions.conf
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-strict (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2008-10-28 00:53 EDT by Julian C. Dunn
Modified: 2008-10-28 20:35 EDT (History)
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Description Julian C. Dunn 2008-10-28 00:53:41 EDT
Description of problem:

Every time printing is attempted with cups, several errors regarding to SELinux denying cupsd the ability to manage "subscriptions.conf" show up.

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to print something to a cupsd managed printer
2. Errors show up; cupsd tries to rename subscriptions.conf to subscriptions.conf.O; then tries to write to subscriptions.conf; then tries to rename subscriptions.conf. All these fail.

Raw SELinux audit report:


SELinux is preventing cupsd (cupsd_t) "rename" to ./subscriptions.conf.O

Detailed Description:

SELinux denied access requested by cupsd. It is not expected that this access is
required by cupsd 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 ./subscriptions.conf.O,

restorecon -v './subscriptions.conf.O'

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:cupsd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context                system_u:object_r:cupsd_etc_t:s0
Target Objects                ./subscriptions.conf.O [ file ]
Source                        cupsd
Source Path                   /usr/sbin/cupsd
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          jupiter.acf.aquezada.com
Source RPM Packages           cups-1.3.9-1.fc9
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.3.1-99.fc9
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   catchall_file
Host Name                     jupiter.acf.aquezada.com
Platform                      Linux jupiter.acf.aquezada.com
                     #1 SMP Sat Sep 20 03:45:00
                              EDT 2008 i686 i686
Alert Count                   70
First Seen                    Sun 19 Oct 2008 05:49:34 PM EDT
Last Seen                     Sun 26 Oct 2008 09:08:09 PM EDT
Local ID                      d7944301-cb0c-4bcb-ace3-05b711531f74
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

host=jupiter.acf.aquezada.com type=AVC msg=audit(1225069689.815:1006): avc:  denied  { rename } for  pid=2401 comm="cupsd" name="subscriptions.conf.O" dev=dm-0 ino=131098 scontext=system_u:system_r:cupsd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:cupsd_etc_t:s0 tclass=file

host=jupiter.acf.aquezada.com type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1225069689.815:1006): arch=40000003 syscall=38 success=no exit=-13 a0=bfb588f8 a1=bfb58cf8 a2=b7f5dff4 a3=bfb588f8 items=0 ppid=1 pid=2401 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm="cupsd" exe="/usr/sbin/cupsd" subj=system_u:system_r:cupsd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2008-10-28 19:51:21 EDT
This looks like a labeling problem.

What does 
# restorecon -R -v /etc/cups

subscriptions.conf.O  has the wrong label on it.

Any idea of how this got created?
Comment 2 Julian C. Dunn 2008-10-28 20:35:00 EDT
No idea how it got this way - I never touch SELinux, it just works. But thanks.

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