Bug 472988 - (staff_u) pkcon install fails on PolicyKit issue
(staff_u) pkcon install fails on PolicyKit issue
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: PolicyKit (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: SELinux
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Reported: 2008-11-25 17:28 EST by Matěj Cepl
Modified: 2018-04-11 04:09 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-11-28 03:54:26 EST
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Description Matěj Cepl 2008-11-25 17:28:33 EST
when trying to run

pkcon install finch

I've got this AVC denial report:


SELinux is preventing polkit-resolve- (staff_t) "setuid" staff_t.

Podrobný popis:

SELinux denied access requested by polkit-resolve-. It is not expected that this
access is required by polkit-resolve- 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.

Povolení přístupu:

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.

Další informace:

Kontext zdroje                staff_u:staff_r:staff_t:SystemLow-SystemHigh
Kontext cíle                 staff_u:staff_r:staff_t:SystemLow-SystemHigh
Objekty cíle                 None [ capability ]
Zdroj                         polkit-resolve-
Cesta zdroje                  /usr/libexec/polkit-resolve-exe-helper
Port                          <Neznámé>
Počítač                    viklef
RPM balíčky zdroje          PolicyKit-0.9-3.fc10
RPM balíčky cíle           
RPM politiky                  selinux-policy-3.5.13-20.fc10
Selinux povolen               True
Typ politiky                  targeted
MLS povoleno                  True
Vynucovací režim            Enforcing
Název zásuvného modulu     catchall
Název počítače            viklef
Platforma                     Linux viklef #1 SMP Tue Nov
                              18 20:12:41 EST 2008 i686 i686
Počet upozornění           1
Poprvé viděno               Út 25. listopad 2008, 23:23:40 CET
Naposledy viděno             Út 25. listopad 2008, 23:23:40 CET
Místní ID                   2c9f0150-62bd-4341-bbfd-ec299c8b9924
Čísla řádků              

Původní zprávy auditu      

node=viklef type=AVC msg=audit(1227651820.894:134): avc:  denied  { setuid } for  pid=27398 comm="polkit-resolve-" capability=7 scontext=staff_u:staff_r:staff_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=staff_u:staff_r:staff_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tclass=capability

node=viklef type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1227651820.894:134): arch=40000003 syscall=213 success=yes exit=0 a0=0 a1=a a2=0 a3=bfe0c8b0 items=0 ppid=27393 pid=27398 auid=500 uid=500 gid=500 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=500 sgid=500 fsgid=500 tty=(none) ses=1 comm="polkit-resolve-" exe="/usr/libexec/polkit-resolve-exe-helper" subj=staff_u:staff_r:staff_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-11-26 04:03:18 EST
Actually, this prevents PackageKit from working -- isn't able to upgrade.
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2008-11-26 04:05:47 EST
audit2allow suggests:

module staffuSetuidCapability 1.0;

require {
        type staff_t;
        class capability setuid;

#============= staff_t ==============
allow staff_t self:capability setuid;

will try. Isn't it too much though?
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2008-11-26 04:11:57 EST
Tried the module described in the previous comment, but it didn't help -- gpk-update-icon still claims that I don't have necessary rights to proceed, and gpk-update-viewer doesn't do anything when it should actualize system.
Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2008-11-27 06:42:33 EST
You should not be allowed to run PackageKit if you are staff_u.

You are a limited privledged admin on a system administrated by someone else.
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2008-11-27 08:18:13 EST
Oh, cool. OK, no problem -- will eradicate PK.

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