Bug 523321 - setroubleshoot: SELinux is preventing the /usr/libexec/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 from using potentially mislabeled files (orbit-gdm).
Summary: setroubleshoot: SELinux is preventing the /usr/libexec/polkit-gnome-auth...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: setroubleshoot_trace_hash:94114e22d8d...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-14 21:11 UTC by al morris
Modified: 2009-09-14 21:17 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-09-14 21:17:59 UTC

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Description al morris 2009-09-14 21:11:57 UTC
The following was filed automatically by setroubleshoot:


SELinux is preventing the /usr/libexec/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 from
using potentially mislabeled files (orbit-gdm).

Detailed Description:

[polkit-gnome-au has a permissive type (policykit_auth_t). This access was not

SELinux has denied polkit-gnome-au access to potentially mislabeled file(s)
(orbit-gdm). This means that SELinux will not allow polkit-gnome-au 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 polkit-gnome-au to access this files, you need to relabel them using
restorecon -v 'orbit-gdm'. You might want to relabel the entire directory using
restorecon -R -v 'orbit-gdm'.

Additional Information:

Source Context                system_u:system_r:policykit_auth_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context                system_u:object_r:xdm_tmp_t:s0
Target Objects                orbit-gdm [ dir ]
Source                        polkit-gnome-au
Source Path                   /usr/libexec/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           polkit-gnome-0.94-4.fc12
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.6.31-3.fc12
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   home_tmp_bad_labels
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed) 2.6.31-2.fc12.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Sep
                              10 00:25:40 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   1
First Seen                    Mon 14 Sep 2009 12:55:14 PM CDT
Last Seen                     Mon 14 Sep 2009 12:55:14 PM CDT
Local ID                      d9c971aa-6d29-41dc-8c50-a782af9ed5cb
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=(removed) type=AVC msg=audit(1252950914.971:15): avc:  denied  { setattr } for  pid=1515 comm="polkit-gnome-au" name="orbit-gdm" dev=sda2 ino=114735 scontext=system_u:system_r:policykit_auth_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:xdm_tmp_t:s0 tclass=dir

node=(removed) type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1252950914.971:15): arch=c000003e syscall=132 success=yes exit=0 a0=1eba920 a1=7fffe3a83380 a2=7fffe3a832f0 a3=7fffe3a83080 items=0 ppid=1482 pid=1515 auid=4294967295 uid=42 gid=482 euid=42 suid=42 fsuid=42 egid=482 sgid=482 fsgid=482 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm="polkit-gnome-au" exe="/usr/libexec/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1" subj=system_u:system_r:policykit_auth_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

audit2allow suggests:

#============= policykit_auth_t ==============
allow policykit_auth_t xdm_tmp_t:dir setattr;

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2009-09-14 21:17:59 UTC
Fix the labeling under /usr

restorecon -R -v /usr

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