Bug 521387 - setroubleshoot: SELinux is preventing modprobe "write" access to to a leaked file descriptor on /tmp/firstbootX.log
Summary: setroubleshoot: SELinux is preventing modprobe "write" access to to a le...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firstboot
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Lumens
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: setroubleshoot_trace_hash:cc022d4e623...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-05 13:30 UTC by Gianluca Varisco
Modified: 2015-10-26 01:06 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-09-09 20:51:18 UTC
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Description Gianluca Varisco 2009-09-05 13:30:49 UTC
The following was filed automatically by setroubleshoot:


SELinux is preventing modprobe "write" access to to a leaked file descriptor on

Detailed Description:

[modprobe has a permissive type (insmod_t). This access was not denied.]

SELinux denied access requested by the modprobe command. It looks like this is
either a leaked descriptor or modprobe output was redirected to a file it is not
allowed to access. Leaks usually can be ignored since SELinux is just closing
the leak and reporting the error. The application does not use the descriptor,
so it will run properly. If this is a redirection, you will not get output in
the /tmp/firstbootX.log. You should generate a bugzilla on selinux-policy, and
it will get routed to the appropriate package. You can safely ignore this avc.

Allowing Access:

You can generate a local policy module to allow this access - see FAQ

Additional Information:

Source Context                system_u:system_r:insmod_t:s0
Target Context                system_u:object_r:tmp_t:s0
Target Objects                /tmp/firstbootX.log [ file ]
Source                        modprobe
Source Path                   /sbin/modprobe
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           module-init-tools-3.9-2.fc12
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.6.30-2.fc12
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   leaks
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed)
                              2.6.31-0.199.rc8.git2.fc12.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Sep 2
                              20:54:49 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   2
First Seen                    Sat 05 Sep 2009 01:56:13 PM CEST
Last Seen                     Sat 05 Sep 2009 01:56:13 PM CEST
Local ID                      581fc942-f866-4bac-a0cb-7b97d5e0ab50
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=(removed) type=AVC msg=audit(1252151773.193:14): avc:  denied  { write } for  pid=1226 comm="modprobe" path="/tmp/firstbootX.log" dev=dm-1 ino=73802 scontext=system_u:system_r:insmod_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:tmp_t:s0 tclass=file

node=(removed) type=AVC msg=audit(1252151773.193:14): avc:  denied  { read write } for  pid=1226 comm="modprobe" path="socket:[9175]" dev=sockfs ino=9175 scontext=system_u:system_r:insmod_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:system_r:firstboot_t:s0 tclass=unix_stream_socket

node=(removed) type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1252151773.193:14): arch=c000003e syscall=59 success=yes exit=0 a0=7fffd8322a90 a1=7fffd83209f0 a2=7fffd8323198 a3=7fffd8322810 items=0 ppid=1223 pid=1226 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=tty6 ses=4294967295 comm="modprobe" exe="/sbin/modprobe" subj=system_u:system_r:insmod_t:s0 key=(null)

audit2allow suggests:

#============= insmod_t ==============
allow insmod_t firstboot_t:unix_stream_socket { read write };
allow insmod_t tmp_t:file write;

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2009-09-08 22:05:59 UTC
First boot is leaking.

Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2009-09-09 20:51:18 UTC
This will be fixed in the next build of firstboot.  Thanks for the bug report.

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