Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 485624
SElinux prevented pppd
Last modified: 2009-11-18 08:00:22 EST
Description of problem:
SElinux prevented pppd(pppd_t)"signal"initrc_t,
SELinux denied access requested by pppd. It is not expected that this access is
required by pppd 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.
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sometimes network can't connect!!
You have a program running as initrc_t which is unexpected.
ps -eZ | grep initrc_t
What program is it?
It might be a labeling problem.
Should probably be running as NetworkManager_t.
I've been experiecing this too (my GSM connection drops for apparently no reason). I ran grep as instructed and this is what comes out:
system_u:system_r:initrc_t:s0 2535 ? 00:00:30 preload
Should I file this as a bug on preload? What exactly should I report? Is there any workaround (aside from disabling preload)?
Please raise this bug's priority to HIGH, it's preventing the use of GSM USB modems with NetworkManager (at least when preload is running, which seems to be the problem according to comment #3).
You can allow this for now.
# audit2allow -M mypol -l -i /var/log/audit/audit.log
# semodule -i mypol.pp
I believe what is happening is dbus is executing a script in
Which is getting executed as initrc_t, this starts the pppd_t process which sends a signal to its parent.
Fixed in selinux-policy-3.5.13-48.fc10
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