Bug 524334 - SELinux is preventing firefox from loading Logmein plugin
Summary: SELinux is preventing firefox from loading Logmein plugin
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libbonobo
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-18 22:48 UTC by Byron
Modified: 2010-06-28 14:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:43:46 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
selinux alert from logmein plugin (3.20 KB, text/plain)
2009-09-18 22:48 UTC, Byron
no flags Details

Description Byron 2009-09-18 22:48:38 UTC
Created attachment 361722 [details]
selinux alert from logmein plugin

Description of problem:
SELinux is preventing firefox from loading /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libractrl.so
which requires text relocation.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090909 Fedora/3.5.3-1.fc11 Firefox/3.5.3


How reproducible:
Installed rpm from Logmein lad/beta site.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Installed pkg
2.Started Firefox
Actual results:


SELinux is preventing firefox from loading /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libractrl.so
which requires text relocation.

Detailed Description:

The firefox application attempted to load /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libractrl.so
which requires text relocation. This is a potential security problem. Most
libraries do not need this permission. Libraries are sometimes coded incorrectly
and request this permission. The SELinux Memory Protection Tests
(http://people.redhat.com/drepper/selinux-mem.html) web page explains how to
remove this requirement. You can configure SELinux temporarily to allow
/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libractrl.so to use relocation as a workaround, until
the library is fixed. Please file a bug report
(http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi) against this package.

Allowing Access:

If you trust /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libractrl.so to run correctly, you can
change the file context to textrel_shlib_t. "chcon -t textrel_shlib_t
'/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libractrl.so'" You must also change the default file
context files on the system in order to preserve them even on a full relabel.
"semanage fcontext -a -t textrel_shlib_t

Fix Command:

chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libractrl.so'

Additional Information:

Source Context                unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_execmem_t:s0-
Target Context                system_u:object_r:lib_t:s0
Target Objects                /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libractrl.so [ file ]
Source                        firefox
Source Path                   /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.3/firefox
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          home.byron
Source RPM Packages           firefox-3.5.3-1.fc11
Target RPM Packages           logmein-client-1.0.387-1
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.6.12-82.fc11
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   allow_execmod
Host Name                     home.byron
Platform                      Linux home.byron #1 SMP Thu
                              Aug 27 21:18:54 EDT 2009 i686 i686
Alert Count                   88
First Seen                    Wed 16 Sep 2009 06:32:23 PM EDT
Last Seen                     Fri 18 Sep 2009 04:42:52 PM EDT
Local ID                      02aae1b5-8379-4f15-9e17-91e9c308f43e
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=home.byron type=AVC msg=audit(1253306572.997:32): avc:  denied  { execmod } for  pid=2543 comm="firefox" path="/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libractrl.so" dev=dm-0 ino=9015 scontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_execmem_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:lib_t:s0 tclass=file

node=home.byron type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1253306572.997:32): arch=40000003 syscall=125 success=no exit=-13 a0=68c9000 a1=694000 a2=5 a3=bfc758b0 items=0 ppid=2514 pid=2543 auid=500 uid=500 gid=500 euid=500 suid=500 fsuid=500 egid=500 sgid=500 fsgid=500 tty=(none) ses=1 comm="firefox" exe="/usr/lib/firefox-3.5.3/firefox" subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_execmem_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

Expected results:
Ran Fix Command:

chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libractrl.so'but received no fix.

Additional info:

I am new at this so please send detailed instructions if you can.

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