Bug 510868 - dbus can't send receive policyload notice" to the audit system
dbus can't send receive policyload notice" to the audit system
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dbus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2009-07-11 16:09 EDT by Vadym Chepkov
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:58 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 09:34:50 EDT
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Description Vadym Chepkov 2009-07-11 16:09:18 EDT

Every time a local selinux module is installed or upgraded a log entry is posted in /var/log/messages:

Jul 11 08:10:36 hut dbus: Can't send to audit system: USER_AVC avc:  received policyload notice (seqno=5)#012: exe="?" (sauid=81, hostname=?, addr=?, terminal=?)
Jul 11 08:10:37 hut dbus: Reloaded configuration
Comment 1 Eddie Lania 2009-08-12 03:34:20 EDT
Here too:

Aug 12 09:31:34 ls2ka dbus: avc:  received policyload notice (seqno=5)
Aug 12 09:31:34 ls2ka dbus: Can't send to audit system: USER_AVC avc:  received policyload notice (seqno=5)#012: exe="?" (sauid=81, hostname=?, addr=?, terminal=?)
Aug 12 09:31:34 ls2ka dbus: Reloaded configuration
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2009-08-12 15:27:39 EDT
This has got to be the most fixed bug in history.  

session bus is trying to send an audit message when running as non root.  It is not allowed so the message gets rerouted to /var/log/messages.

dbus should be changed to not send the AVC if it is not running as root.
Comment 3 Eddie Lania 2009-08-18 16:05:53 EDT
Weel, it isn't:

ps -ef |grep -i dbus
dbus      1655     1  0 Aug17 ?        00:00:00 dbus-daemon --system
gdm      28157     1  0 09:30 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session
gdm      28158     1  0 09:30 ?        00:00:00 /bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 5 --print-address 7 --session

But please can you tell me what I have to do to correct this issue?

With kind regards,

Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2009-08-18 18:33:37 EDT
You need to get dbus to fix their code.

They are attempting to send an audit message when they don't have the privs.  So a message gets send to /var/log/message.

When they startup a flag needs to be set to tell them they are running as root or not.
Comment 5 Ralf Corsepius 2010-04-12 02:55:06 EDT
Any update on this? I am observing this issue upon each reboot on F12.
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