Bug 503484 - SELinux is preventing fprintd (fprintd_t) "read" proc_t.
SELinux is preventing fprintd (fprintd_t) "read" proc_t.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fprintd (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-01 06:15 EDT by Alexandre Pereira
Modified: 2010-06-28 08:46 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Alexandre Pereira 2009-06-01 06:15:08 EDT
Description of problem:
fprind allowed me to register my index finger with ease, the problem came later when I try to use it it creates a AVC in SELinux and nothing happens.
This is the log of SELinux:

SELinux is preventing fprintd (fprintd_t) "read" proc_t.

Detailed Description:

SELinux denied access requested by fprintd. It is not expected that this access
is required by fprintd 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.

Allowing Access:

You can generate a local policy module to allow this access - see FAQ
(http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/selinux-faq-fc5/#id2961385) Or you can disable
SELinux protection altogether. Disabling SELinux protection is not recommended.
Please file a bug report (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi)
against this package.

Additional Information:

Source Context                system_u:system_r:fprintd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context                system_u:object_r:proc_t:s0
Target Objects                meminfo [ file ]
Source                        fprintd
Source Path                   /usr/libexec/fprintd
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          f10alx.localdomain
Source RPM Packages           fprintd-0.1-9.git04fd09cfa.fc11
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.6.12-39.fc11
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   catchall
Host Name                     f10alx.localdomain
Platform                      Linux f10alx.localdomain
                              #1 SMP Wed May 27 17:27:08 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   14
First Seen                    Sat 30 May 2009 12:25:05 PM WEST
Last Seen                     Sun 31 May 2009 12:23:04 PM WEST
Local ID                      70344fc0-48bd-44e6-99e6-c4d41b4f8cfe
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=f10alx.localdomain type=AVC msg=audit(1243768984.94:145): avc:  denied  { read } for  pid=2032 comm="fprintd" name="meminfo" dev=proc ino=4026531984 scontext=system_u:system_r:fprintd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:proc_t:s0 tclass=file

node=f10alx.localdomain type=AVC msg=audit(1243768984.94:145): avc:  denied  { open } for  pid=2032 comm="fprintd" name="meminfo" dev=proc ino=4026531984 scontext=system_u:system_r:fprintd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:proc_t:s0 tclass=file

node=f10alx.localdomain type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1243768984.94:145): arch=c000003e syscall=2 success=yes exit=10 a0=3380f33ce4 a1=0 a2=1b6 a3=238 items=0 ppid=1 pid=2032 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm="fprintd" exe="/usr/libexec/fprintd" subj=system_u:system_r:fprintd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

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

How reproducible:
every time you want to authenticate using fingerprint.

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
none, cannot login using fingerprint

Expected results:
should be able to use firgerprint for authentication

Additional info:
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2009-06-04 13:26:12 EDT
You can add these rules for now using

# grep avc /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol
# semodule -i mypol.pp
Fixed in selinux-policy-3.6.12-47.fc11.noarch
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 12:55:18 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 08:46:43 EDT
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