Bug 541153 - SELinux is preventing /usr/libexec/gdm-session-worker "getattr" access on /root/.face.
Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/libexec/gdm-session-worker "getattr" access on /ro...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 543970
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 12
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: setroubleshoot_trace_hash:a8ea84d3f1e...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-11-25 03:36 UTC by papseddy
Modified: 2009-12-23 17:16 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2009-12-23 17:16:29 UTC

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Description papseddy 2009-11-25 03:36:55 UTC

SELinux is preventing /usr/libexec/gdm-session-worker "getattr" access on

Detailed Description:

SELinux denied access requested by gdm-session-wor. It is not expected that this
access is required by gdm-session-wor 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.

Allowing Access:

You can generate a local policy module to allow this access - see FAQ
(http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/selinux-faq-fc5/#id2961385) Please file a bug

Additional Information:

Source Context                system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context                unconfined_u:object_r:admin_home_t:s0
Target Objects                /root/.face [ file ]
Source                        gdm-session-wor
Source Path                   /usr/libexec/gdm-session-worker
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           gdm-2.28.1-24.fc12
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.6.32-41.fc12
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   catchall
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed)
                     #1 SMP Sat Nov 7
                              21:25:57 EST 2009 i686 i686
Alert Count                   1
First Seen                    Tue 24 Nov 2009 06:50:35 AM IST
Last Seen                     Tue 24 Nov 2009 06:50:35 AM IST
Local ID                      86aaf6a7-3014-4234-9c1d-e52bc69ee860
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=(removed) type=AVC msg=audit(1259025635.809:28): avc:  denied  { getattr } for  pid=2048 comm="gdm-session-wor" path="/root/.face" dev=dm-0 ino=102411 scontext=system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=unconfined_u:object_r:admin_home_t:s0 tclass=file

node=(removed) type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1259025635.809:28): arch=40000003 syscall=195 success=no exit=-13 a0=86a3958 a1=bfc68e8c a2=b4fff4 a3=3 items=0 ppid=1991 pid=2048 auid=0 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=2 comm="gdm-session-wor" exe="/usr/libexec/gdm-session-worker" subj=system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

Hash String generated from  selinux-policy-3.6.32-41.fc12,catchall,gdm-session-wor,xdm_t,admin_home_t,file,getattr
audit2allow suggests:

#============= xdm_t ==============
allow xdm_t admin_home_t:file getattr;

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2009-11-25 11:43:49 UTC
Are you trying to login as root?  This is not supported in an SELinux system as it is considered unsafe.

Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2009-12-23 17:16:29 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 543970 ***

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