Bug 520983 - setroubleshoot: SELinux is preventing access to files with the label, file_t.
Summary: setroubleshoot: SELinux is preventing access to files with the label, fi...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: setroubleshoot_trace_hash:931909fbc55...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-03 01:50 UTC by David
Modified: 2009-09-04 13:45 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-09-04 13:45:47 UTC
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Description David 2009-09-03 01:50:22 UTC
The following was filed automatically by setroubleshoot:


SELinux is preventing access to files with the label, file_t.

Detailed Description:

SELinux permission checks on files labeled file_t are being denied. file_t is
the context the SELinux kernel gives to files that do not have a label. This
indicates a serious labeling problem. No files on an SELinux box should ever be
labeled file_t. If you have just added a new disk drive to the system you can
relabel it using the restorecon command. Otherwise you should relabel the entire
file system.

Allowing Access:

You can execute the following command as root to relabel your computer system:
"touch /.autorelabel; reboot"

Additional Information:

Source Context                system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context                system_u:object_r:file_t:s0
Target Objects                /home1 [ dir ]
Source                        Default
Source Path                   /bin/bash
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           bash-4.0.28-2.fc12
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.6.28-9.fc12
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   file
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed) 2.6.31-0.190.rc8.fc12.i686 #1 SMP Fri
                              Aug 28 19:07:13 EDT 2009 i686 i686
Alert Count                   80
First Seen                    Fri 28 Aug 2009 09:21:13 AM PDT
Last Seen                     Wed 02 Sep 2009 06:31:46 PM PDT
Local ID                      35134d0a-8557-48c9-afc3-966a5c909503
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=(removed) type=AVC msg=audit(1251941506.190:41): avc:  denied  { search } for  pid=1522 comm="Default" name="/" dev=sda7 ino=2 scontext=system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:file_t:s0 tclass=dir

node=(removed) type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1251941506.190:41): arch=40000003 syscall=195 success=no exit=-13 a0=88bf830 a1=bfc12570 a2=287ff4 a3=0 items=0 ppid=1344 pid=1522 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm="Default" exe="/bin/bash" subj=system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

audit2allow suggests:

#============= xdm_t ==============
allow xdm_t file_t:dir search;

Comment 1 Miroslav Grepl 2009-09-03 08:28:11 UTC
Did you try what setroubleshoot suggests

touch /.autorelabel; reboot

Comment 2 David 2009-09-03 11:52:26 UTC
No... I was told on the fedora-test-list to report all problems:

Adam Williamson wrote:
> The SELinux stuff now makes it extremely easy to report problems; you
> can do it just with one click on a button in sealert. Please do this for
> all SELinux alerts you see, rather than filtering through this list
> first, we want to get _all_ the reports you see. The SELinux maintainers
> are very fast about looking at reports and taking appropriate action.

So I did.  Many of the warnings were after a fresh install of fedora 12
alpha, so I figured any warnings were bugs.  I'll try autorelabel now.

Comment 3 David 2009-09-03 12:49:12 UTC
I did the touch /.autorelabel.  Not sure if it worked, because the computer became unresponsive after reboot (black screen, control alt delete did nothing... hit the power button after ~15 minutes).  

Still getting selinux warnings but I don't know if I've seen this one.

Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2009-09-04 13:45:47 UTC
As root execute

fixfiles restore

You chould see a hole bunch of "*" start to appear,  Each one represents 1000 files being relabeled.

It will read your entire file system and fix the labels.  This could take a long time, depending on the amount of files.  When it is complete, you should be able to reboot and no longer have AVC messages about file_t.

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