Bug 505452 - Shorewall prevented from starting at boot time
Shorewall prevented from starting at boot time
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
low Severity medium
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2009-06-11 19:19 EDT by Bill Gradwohl
Modified: 2009-11-18 08:09 EST (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-11-18 08:09:55 EST
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
Description Bill Gradwohl 2009-06-11 19:19:52 EDT
Description of problem:
Shorewall fails to start due to SELinux.

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

How reproducible:
Every time. Normal startup.

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
As delivered, Shorewall had the wrong chkconfig priority parameters that caused it to attempt to start before the NICs were up. Filed bug # 505444

I fixed that first issue via 
chkconfig --level 35 shorewall resetpriorities
after editing the chkconfig line manually.

These bugs are loosely connected because only after fixing the first bug does the second one show up.

Rebooting then fails on this issue:
SELinux denied access requested by .start. It is not expected that this access
is required by .start 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:shorewall_t:s0
Target Context                system_u:system_r:shorewall_t:s0
Target Objects                None [ process ]
Source                        .start
Source Path                   /bin/bash
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          billlaptop.private.ycc
Source RPM Packages           bash-4.0-6.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                     billlaptop.private.ycc
Platform                      Linux billlaptop.private.ycc
                     #1 SMP Wed May 27
                              17:27:08 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   2
First Seen                    Thu Jun 11 15:25:56 2009
Last Seen                     Thu Jun 11 16:00:01 2009
Local ID                      419e9fe2-eb85-4112-8ebc-4bde2457f12b
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=billlaptop.private.ycc type=AVC msg=audit(1244757601.842:5): avc:  denied 
{ signal } for  pid=2081 comm=".start"
tcontext=system_u:system_r:shorewall_t:s0 tclass=process

node=billlaptop.private.ycc type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1244757601.842:5):
arch=c000003e syscall=62 success=no exit=1938472920 a0=821 a1=f a2=0 a3=821
items=0 ppid=1658 pid=2081 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0
egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm=".start" exe="/bin/bash"
subj=system_u:system_r:shorewall_t:s0 key=(null)
Comment 1 Bill Gradwohl 2009-06-11 19:21:31 EDT
Failed to mention that Shorewall starts fine via 
service shorewall start 
after the initial boot sequence finishes and you're able to login and enter that command manually.
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2009-06-12 08:13:19 EDT
Fixed in selinux-policy-3.6.12-50.fc11.src.rpm

You can allow this for now by executing

# grep shorewall /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2aloow -M myshorewall
# semodule -i myshorewall.pp

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.