Bug 502063 - Monit and selinux conflicts?
Monit and selinux conflicts?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: monit (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Stewart Adam
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-05-21 13:27 EDT by Penelope Fudd
Modified: 2009-12-18 04:28 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 04:28:34 EST
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Contents of /etc/monit.d directory (3.87 KB, application/zip)
2009-05-21 13:27 EDT, Penelope Fudd
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Description Penelope Fudd 2009-05-21 13:27:26 EDT
Created attachment 344996 [details]
Contents of /etc/monit.d directory

Description of problem:
I've set up monit to monitor and restart sendmail, spamassassin, regex-milter, greylist-milter, clamav-milter and spamass-milter, as one or more of the milters has a habit of dying.  However, monit has a problem with selinux denying access to the appropriate binaries for checksumming and permission testing prior to restarting them.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure monit to examine binaries and run init scripts
2. Start monit
3. Run 'monit; monit status' to see what's running
Actual results:

[PDT May 21 10:23:21] info     : Monit started
[PDT May 21 10:23:21] error    : 'spamass_bin' checksum test failed for /usr/sbin/spamass-milter
[PDT May 21 10:23:24] error    : 'spamass_bin' permission test failed for /usr/sbin/spamass-milter -- current permission is 0000
[PDT May 21 10:23:25] error    : 'regex_bin' checksum test failed for /usr/sbin/milter-regex
[PDT May 21 10:23:26] error    : 'regex_bin' permission test failed for /usr/sbin/milter-regex -- current permission is 0000
[PDT May 21 10:23:26] error    : 'clamav_bin' checksum test failed for /usr/sbin/clamav-milter
[PDT May 21 10:23:27] error    : 'clamav_bin' permission test failed for /usr/sbin/clamav-milter -- current permission is 0000

Expected results:

Everything should just work.

Additional info:

This is weird; setenforce 0 isn't helping.
Comment 1 Penelope Fudd 2009-05-21 13:32:48 EDT
Problem identified: the checksums on all of these files changed when I turned off -R in the /etc/sysconfig/prelink config file.

The permission test failure is bizarre, though.  It shouldn't have printed that.
Comment 2 Stewart Adam 2009-05-24 14:13:43 EDT
Was monit issuing permission check warnings prior to when you modified /etc/sysconfig/prelink?
Comment 3 Penelope Fudd 2009-05-24 14:25:18 EDT
No, the permission check warnings were new.  

Also, the permission flags (before and after prelink) for these files are 0755, not 0000.  I think monit is pretending that files with changed checksums are not readable.  That's ok, but if it could avoid emailing about things that are not true, that'd be even better.
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