Bug 484685 - /usr/bin/rhn-install-ssl-cert.pl not needed in /etc/sudoers
/usr/bin/rhn-install-ssl-cert.pl not needed in /etc/sudoers
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Server (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jan Pazdziora
wes hayutin
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Blocks: 457079
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Reported: 2009-02-09 10:02 EST by Jan Pazdziora
Modified: 2009-09-10 15:11 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: sat530
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Last Closed: 2009-09-10 15:11:37 EDT
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Description Jan Pazdziora 2009-02-09 10:02:14 EST
Description of problem:

The default installation of Satellite 5.3.0 adds /usr/bin/rhn-install-ssl-cert.pl to alias INSTALL_RHN in /etc/sudoers.

I've grepped Spacewalk source and rhn-install-ssl-cert.pl appears to be called in two places -- in spacewalk/setup/lib/Spacewalk/Setup.pm, and in web/modules/rhn/RHN/SatInstall.pm. That Spacewalk::Setup is being used by root, so no sudo is needed (and called) there. That RHN::SatInstall calls

sub install_server_cert {
  my $class = shift;
  my %params = validate(@_, { dir => 1,
                              system => 1 });

  my @opts;

  push @opts, '--dir=' . File::Spec->catfile($params{dir}, $params{system});

  my @command = ('/usr/bin/rhn-install-ssl-cert.pl', @opts);

  my $ret = system('/usr/bin/sudo', @command);

  if ($ret) {
    die "Could not install ssl cert.";


But the function install_server_cert is not used in the whole Spacewalk codebase. Therefore I assume it is dead code which can be removed, and so can /usr/bin/rhn-install-ssl-cert.pl from /etc/sudoers.

Note: I did this scan through our code to figure out if there are some commands that need additional SELinux treatment.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Satellite 5.3.0.
2. Look into /etc/sudoers.
Actual results:

/usr/bin/rhn-install-ssl-cert.pl is there.

Expected results:

/usr/bin/rhn-install-ssl-cert.pl is not there and Satellite continues to work OK.

Additional info:

This bug was modeled based on bug 484681.
Comment 1 Jan Pazdziora 2009-02-10 07:25:21 EST
The proposed change is to remove the INSTALL_RHN section and merge whatever needs to be there to CONFIG_RHN. The proposed sudoers.rhn is below. I've tested that with this, the Satellite/Spacewalk works and runs external commands fine.

## RHN specifics ##
Cmnd_Alias CONFIG_RHN = /usr/sbin/rhn-sat-restart-silent,\
                        /etc/rc.d/np.d/step Monitoring install,\
                        /etc/rc.d/np.d/step MonitoringScout install,\
                        /etc/rc.d/np.d/step Monitoring uninstall,\
                        /etc/rc.d/np.d/step MonitoringScout uninstall,\
                        /sbin/service Monitoring restart,\
                        /sbin/service MonitoringScout restart,\
                        /sbin/service taskomatic restart

# The CONFIG_RHN commands are required for reconfiguration of a
# running RHN Satellite.  They should be enabled for proper operation
# of the RHN Satellite.
apache  ALL=(root)      NOPASSWD: CONFIG_RHN
tomcat  ALL=(root)      NOPASSWD: CONFIG_RHN

# These two directives allow tomcat and apache to invoke CONFIG_RHN
# commands via sudo even without a real tty
Defaults:tomcat !requiretty
Defaults:apache !requiretty
Comment 2 Clifford Perry 2009-02-10 12:03:19 EST
This is a throw back from the old Installer - where we had command line install laid down packages. The WebUI then went through configuration/installation of Satellite to get it running, with many many steps, unlike the new WebUI portion that just asks for Username/password to be created for Sat Admin account. 

Comment 3 Jan Pazdziora 2009-02-11 02:25:57 EST
Reassigning to myself as the bugzillas are not tracked against the SELinux feature.
Comment 4 Jan Pazdziora 2009-02-11 02:28:03 EST
The previous comment should have been "are *now*".
Comment 5 Jan Pazdziora 2009-02-17 05:19:41 EST
Committed to Spacewalk repo, 309f5c5a08971963267ea6bd829eb0b9b67a44b0 and c3eb252bb1f7b687cce9fcc062ded1ee3f041e13.
Comment 6 Jan Pazdziora 2009-02-24 07:30:51 EST
With compose Satellite-5.3.0-RHEL5-re20090220.1 available, moving ON_QA.
Comment 7 wes hayutin 2009-02-25 14:05:58 EST
 cat /etc/sudoers | grep  /usr/bin/rhn-install-ssl-cert
[root@grandprix ~]# 

Comment 8 Miroslav Suchý 2009-08-26 05:27:15 EDT
[root@xen5 ~]# grep rhn-install-ssl-cert.pl /etc/sudoers
[root@xen5 ~]#
satellite works fine 

verified in stage on xen5
Comment 9 Brandon Perkins 2009-09-10 15:11:37 EDT
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,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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