Bug 473500 - SELinux dienies VirtualBox (unconfined_t) "execmod" to /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox.so (lib_t).
SELinux dienies VirtualBox (unconfined_t) "execmod" to /usr/lib/virtualbox/Vi...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-28 16:33 EST by Stan Trzmiel
Modified: 2008-12-16 10:08 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Whole troubleshooting tool alert dumped (5.15 KB, text/plain)
2008-11-28 16:33 EST, Stan Trzmiel
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Description Stan Trzmiel 2008-11-28 16:33:28 EST
Created attachment 325043 [details]
Whole troubleshooting tool alert dumped

Description of problem:
SELinux block launch of VirtualBox with message in SELinux troubleshooting tool
SELinux dienies VirtualBox (unconfined_t) "execmod" to /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox.so (lib_t). 

Suggested attempt to relabel the file causes another SElinux denial
SELinux denies restorecon (setfiles_t) "read write" do unconfined_t.

Turning the "allow_execmod" on doesn't help also

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Install VirtualBox-2.0.6_39765_fedora9-1.i386.rpm and try to start the application

Actual results: VirtualBox manager won't start

Expected results: VirtualBox should appear and alow me to turn my virtual machine on.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2008-12-01 15:47:23 EST
The read/write problem is a leaked file descriptor.  Are you using konsole?


chcon -t testrel_shlib_t /usr/lib/virtualbox/*.so

Fix the problem?

Please attach the execmod avc?
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2008-12-01 15:49:14 EST
Also please report this as a bug to virtualbox since they are building their libraries incorrectly.
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Comment 3 Stan Trzmiel 2008-12-03 18:29:41 EST
Here's raw audit message:
node=localhost.localdomain type=AVC msg=audit(1228346126.832:54): avc: denied { execmod } for pid=3546 comm="VirtualBox" path="/usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox.so" dev=sda2 ino=132980 scontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:lib_t:s0 tclass=file node=localhost.localdomain type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1228346126.832:54): arch=40000003 syscall=125 success=no exit=-13 a0=9c1000 a1=309000 a2=5 a3=bf80b200 items=0 ppid=3025 pid=3546 auid=500 uid=500 gid=500 euid=500 suid=500 fsuid=500 egid=500 sgid=500 fsgid=500 tty=(none) ses=1 comm="VirtualBox" exe="/usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox" subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0 key=(null) 


I can't change SELinux context

Execututing "chcon -t testrel_shlib_t /usr/lib/virtualbox/*.so" as root gives "chcon: unable to change context `/usr/lib/virtualbox/VRDPAuth.so' to `system_u:object_r:testrel_shlib_t:s0': Wrong argument" and another SELinux alert: "SELinux deny chcon (unconfined_t) "mac_admin" to unconfined_t.

Update to selinux-policy-3.5.13-26.fc10.noarch doesn't help. The same app under Fedora 9 works just fine.
Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2008-12-04 08:08:43 EST

# chcon -t textrel_shlib_t /usr/lib/virtualbox/*.so

Fixed in selinux-policy-3.5.13-31.fc10.noarch
Comment 5 Stan Trzmiel 2008-12-16 07:03:32 EST

It works great now thanks.

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