Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 511360
suggestion to change default 'configdir' value
Last modified: 2009-09-13 07:54:00 EDT
Description of problem:
The default 'configdir' value in kismet.conf violates the SELinux Policy which denies access to $HOME for kismet - which is actually good.
I changed the value of configdir from '%h' to '/var/lib/kismet/' and it works fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm -qa kismet
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install kismet
2. change source config line in kismet.conf
3. make sure you are using a recent selinux policy >=3.6.12-64.f11
4. start kismet
5. see SELinux AVCs
kismet tries to access files in $HOME - which is denied by SELinux
kismet should not access files in $HOME.
Changing the default 'configdir' value (line 373 in kismet.conf) from '%h' to '/var/lib/kismet/' as suggested by Dan  would increase user experience and maintain the security enforced by SELinux (preventing access to $HOME).
For reference: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=509756
How do you think about this suggestion?
It's a good idea but because 2009.06.R1 (in rawhide) works completely different regarding these things, I won't apply this change (which might break existing setups). Thanks for your suggestions/