Bug 490300 - severe SELinux errors during shutdown [NEEDINFO]
severe SELinux errors during shutdown
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: setroubleshoot (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 517000
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Reported: 2009-03-14 19:44 EDT by alauschke
Modified: 2009-12-18 04:01 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 04:01:28 EST
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Description alauschke 2009-03-14 19:44:53 EDT
Description of problem:
no clue where this comes from. During shutdown some problems with perl and SELinux.

Additional info:
As this was during shutdown I couldn't save it in a file, so I shot a picture with my digicam, see attached.

This stays for about ten seconds, and then quits.

This SELinux problem seems to be the origin of gconf and gconf-2 errors I get. Both of them started cropping up about a month ago at the same time. Several things in F9 don't give me access to them through Gnome and say that access has been denied (e. g. Evolution, DiskAnalyzer, Desktop sharing).

Sorry I cannot be more descriptive, but I really have no clue how this is generated.
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2009-03-16 11:00:50 EDT
You did not attach the photo.  You probaly can see the messages if you use dmesg.

dmesg | grep avc
Comment 2 alauschke 2009-03-16 12:48:56 EDT
I did. Is there a file size limit for uploads? My pictures from the digicam are big. How else can I provide the picture? Make smaller picture?
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2009-03-16 13:01:07 EDT
Do you have a site where you could put it and add a url link?
Comment 4 alauschke 2009-04-03 09:59:27 EDT
After upgrading to F10 the actual denial of access is gone. However, I still get:


And this one is a new popup during boot:

I didn't have this with F9.

The two issues seem to be related somehow, I don't know how.

But, apart from these error messages, everything seems to work now on F10.
Comment 5 Daniel Walsh 2009-04-06 08:31:37 EDT
Not SElinux related

I am not sure what the second one is, but have you run a full yum update on the F10 system?
Comment 6 alauschke 2009-04-06 09:15:38 EDT
Obviously. Every morning.
Comment 7 Daniel Walsh 2009-04-06 09:28:04 EDT
I am not sure how your database got corrupted, Although we should probably allow for a better cleanuup.

If you want to get rid of this error, do the following as root

# service setroubleshoot stop
# echo > /var/lib/setroubleshoot/audit_listener_database.xml
# service setroubleshoot start
Comment 8 Daniel Walsh 2009-04-06 09:30:39 EDT

Currently the code raises an exception when this happens,  I want to just change it to a log, and return the first match.  That way the delete code will succeed and at least remove the first dup.  Otherwise the user has no way of cleaning up his database, which was probably corrupted by a bug in one of the previous versions of setroubleshoot.

What do you think?
Comment 9 alauschke 2009-04-10 11:49:27 EDT
Did not solve the problem (comment 7). Still same error-messages during shut-down.
Comment 10 alauschke 2009-04-10 11:54:28 EDT
Error message after submitting the 3rd step (service setroubleshoot start):

xml:2: parser error : Start tag expected, '<' not found

and then a ^ below that.
Comment 11 Daniel Walsh 2009-04-11 07:25:24 EDT
is /var/lib/setroubleshoot/audit_listener_database.xml

and empty file?

If not, make it one.

cat /dev/null > /var/lib/setroubleshoot/audit_listener_database.xml
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