Bug 520409 - Installer hangs when installing VMware-Workstation
Summary: Installer hangs when installing VMware-Workstation
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 11
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miroslav Grepl
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-08-31 11:31 UTC by Mikael Paavola
Modified: 2010-04-28 18:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-04-28 18:47:06 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Miroslav add this patch to ignore all rpm leeks. (1.61 KB, application/octet-stream)
2009-08-31 14:40 UTC, Daniel Walsh
no flags Details

Description Mikael Paavola 2009-08-31 11:31:05 UTC
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090803 Fedora/3.5.2-2.fc11 Firefox/3.5.2


SELinux is preventing consoletype (consoletype_t) "write" rpm_script_t.

Detailed Description:

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

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install VMware-Workstation-6.5.3-185404.i386.rpm (www.vmware.com)
Actual Results:  

Expected Results:  

Additional Information:

Source Context                unconfined_u:system_r:consoletype_t:s0
Target Context                unconfined_u:system_r:rpm_script_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Objects                pipe [ fifo_file ]
Source                        consoletype
Source Path                   /sbin/consoletype
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          paavomi.prh.fi
Source RPM Packages           initscripts-8.95-1
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.6.12-80.fc11
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   catchall
Host Name                     paavomi.prh.fi
Platform                      Linux paavomi.prh.fi
                              #1 SMP Mon Aug 24 17:01:46 EDT 2009 i686 i686
Alert Count                   7
First Seen                    Mon 31 Aug 2009 10:12:01 AM EEST
Last Seen                     Mon 31 Aug 2009 12:42:05 PM EEST
Local ID                      ea904ed4-1a0b-43c7-bd0c-4ac39c46d128
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=paavomi.prh.fi type=AVC msg=audit(1251711725.206:180): avc:  denied  { write } for  pid=22963 comm="consoletype" path="pipe:[4089431]" dev=pipefs ino=4089431 scontext=unconfined_u:system_r:consoletype_t:s0 tcontext=unconfined_u:system_r:rpm_script_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tclass=fifo_file

node=paavomi.prh.fi type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1251711725.206:180): arch=40000003 syscall=11 success=yes exit=0 a0=926be58 a1=926bea0 a2=926bb80 a3=926bea0 items=0 ppid=22962 pid=22963 auid=500 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=pts3 ses=1 comm="consoletype" exe="/sbin/consoletype" subj=unconfined_u:system_r:consoletype_t:s0 key=(null)

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2009-08-31 14:35:28 UTC
This is not what is causing your hang.

This is actually a leaked file descriptor from an RPM scriptet and can be ignored.

Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2009-08-31 14:40:15 UTC
Created attachment 359269 [details]
Miroslav add this patch to ignore all rpm leeks.

Comment 3 Miroslav Grepl 2009-09-02 14:16:15 UTC
Fixed in selinux-policy-3.6.12-82.fc11

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