Bug 516847 - Shouldn't poke at /root/.config/user-dirs.dirs
Shouldn't poke at /root/.config/user-dirs.dirs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: polkit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-08-11 12:26 EDT by Bastien Nocera
Modified: 2010-12-05 01:37 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-12-05 01:37:46 EST
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Description Bastien Nocera 2009-08-11 12:26:48 EDT
Causes SELinux warnings for no reason.
Need to find a way to disable that one-time check in glib.


SELinux is preventing the polkitd-1 from using potentially mislabeled files

Detailed Description:

[SELinux is in permissive mode, the operation would have been denied but was
permitted due to permissive mode.]

SELinux has denied polkitd-1 access to potentially mislabeled file(s)
(/root/.config/user-dirs.dirs). This means that SELinux will not allow polkitd-1
to use these files. It is common for users to edit files in their home directory
or tmp directories and then move (mv) them to system directories. The problem is
that the files end up with the wrong file context which confined applications
are not allowed to access.

Allowing Access:

If you want polkitd-1 to access this files, you need to relabel them using
restorecon -v '/root/.config/user-dirs.dirs'. You might want to relabel the
entire directory using restorecon -R -v '/root/.config'.

Additional Information:

Source Context                system_u:system_r:polkit_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context                unconfined_u:object_r:admin_home_t:s0
Target Objects                /root/.config/user-dirs.dirs [ file ]
Source                        polkitd-1
Source Path                   /usr/libexec/polkitd-1
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          snoogens.fab.redhat.com
Source RPM Packages           polkit-0.92-3.fc12
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.6.12-69.fc11
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Permissive
Plugin Name                   home_tmp_bad_labels
Host Name                     snoogens.fab.redhat.com
Platform                      Linux snoogens.fab.redhat.com
                              2.6.31-0.125.rc5.git2.fc12.i686 #1 SMP Tue Aug 4
                              03:18:57 EDT 2009 i686 i686
Alert Count                   57
First Seen                    Mon 06 Jul 2009 16:27:34 BST
Last Seen                     Mon 10 Aug 2009 10:17:02 BST
Local ID                      9c76c57b-74ab-4f59-ac01-9a4a4c32ab97
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=snoogens.fab.redhat.com type=AVC msg=audit(1249895822.929:40): avc:  denied  { read } for  pid=1640 comm="polkitd-1" name="user-dirs.dirs" dev=sda2 ino=316339 scontext=system_u:system_r:polkit_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=unconfined_u:object_r:admin_home_t:s0 tclass=file

node=snoogens.fab.redhat.com type=AVC msg=audit(1249895822.929:40): avc:  denied  { open } for  pid=1640 comm="polkitd-1" name="user-dirs.dirs" dev=sda2 ino=316339 scontext=system_u:system_r:polkit_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=unconfined_u:object_r:admin_home_t:s0 tclass=file

node=snoogens.fab.redhat.com type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1249895822.929:40): arch=40000003 syscall=5 success=yes exit=7 a0=8259148 a1=8000 a2=0 a3=8255d58 items=0 ppid=1 pid=1640 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm="polkitd-1" exe="/usr/libexec/polkitd-1" subj=system_u:system_r:polkit_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2009-10-01 22:06:53 EDT
One way to avoid this is to set XDG_CONFIG_HOME to something harmless, like /var/lib/polkit. glib tries to read $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/user-dirs.dirs
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 06:21:09 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2010-12-05 01:37:46 EST
Fedora 12 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-12-02. Fedora 12 is 
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