Bug 573414 - SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/asterisk "write" access on /.
Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/asterisk "write" access on /.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 12
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miroslav Grepl
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: setroubleshoot_trace_hash:e5838ccc48f...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-03-14 17:47 UTC by Jerry Werner
Modified: 2010-03-30 02:10 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.6.32-106.fc12
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-03-30 02:10:55 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Jerry Werner 2010-03-14 17:47:41 UTC

SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/asterisk "write" access on /.

Detailed Description:

SELinux denied access requested by asterisk. It is not expected that this access
is required by asterisk 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://docs.fedoraproject.org/selinux-faq-fc5/#id2961385) Please file a bug

Additional Information:

Source Context                system_u:system_r:logrotate_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context                system_u:object_r:root_t:s0
Target Objects                / [ dir ]
Source                        asterisk
Source Path                   /usr/sbin/asterisk
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           asterisk14-1.4.29-89.fc12
Target RPM Packages           filesystem-2.4.30-2.fc12
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.6.32-99.fc12
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   catchall
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux jupiter3.werners.local
                     #1 SMP Wed Mar 3
                              04:57:21 UTC 2010 i686 i686
Alert Count                   1
First Seen                    Sun 14 Mar 2010 03:09:02 AM CDT
Last Seen                     Sun 14 Mar 2010 03:09:02 AM CDT
Local ID                      9d595674-f5ce-4529-b215-c21b93cac308
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=jupiter3.werners.local type=AVC msg=audit(1268554142.167:34267): avc:  denied  { write } for  pid=22242 comm="asterisk" name="/" dev=sda3 ino=2 scontext=system_u:system_r:logrotate_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:root_t:s0 tclass=dir

node=jupiter3.werners.local type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1268554142.167:34267): arch=40000003 syscall=5 success=no exit=-13 a0=bf99564c a1=241 a2=1b6 a3=811c3ee items=0 ppid=22241 pid=22242 auid=0 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=28 comm="asterisk" exe="/usr/sbin/asterisk" subj=system_u:system_r:logrotate_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

Hash String generated from  catchall,asterisk,logrotate_t,root_t,dir,write
audit2allow suggests:

#============= logrotate_t ==============
#!!!! The source type 'logrotate_t' can write to a 'dir' of the following types:
# acct_data_t, var_spool_t, var_lib_t, abrt_var_cache_t, var_log_t, mailman_log_t, asterisk_var_lib_t, varnishlog_log_t, var_lock_t, tmp_t, logrotate_var_lib_t, logrotate_tmp_t, logfile, named_cache_t

allow logrotate_t root_t:dir write;

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2010-03-15 02:53:42 UTC
Do you have logrotate watching content in /?

This looks like logrotate is leaking an open file descriptor to asterisk

Comment 2 Daniel Novotny 2010-03-15 14:22:33 UTC
hello Jerry, do you have any logrotate configuration file for asterisk in /etc/logrotate.d ? if so, can you post it, please?

Comment 3 Jerry Werner 2010-03-16 06:55:45 UTC
The file, dated 2009-08-25 09:32, is:
/var/log/asterisk/messages /var/log/asterisk/event_log /var/log/asterisk/queue_log {
    create 0640 asterisk asterisk
	/usr/sbin/asterisk -rx 'logger reload' >/dev/null 2>/dev/null || true

Comment 4 Daniel Novotny 2010-03-16 12:31:59 UTC
Jerry, thanks for the file

now we see that logrotate runs /usr/sbin/asterisk in its "postrotate" script and that is why we see /usr/sbin/asterisk in "logrotate_t" context in the error message

shouldn't there be a transition rule "if logrotate runs asterisk, run it in asterisk context and not logrotate_t context"? 

reassigning to selinux-policy

Comment 5 Daniel Walsh 2010-03-16 17:31:48 UTC

F13 has


Instead of


Comment 6 Miroslav Grepl 2010-03-18 12:29:53 UTC
Fixed in selinux-policy-3.6.32-104.fc12

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2010-03-23 18:02:31 UTC
selinux-policy-3.6.32-106.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2010-03-24 23:29:42 UTC
selinux-policy-3.6.32-106.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update selinux-policy'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/selinux-policy-3.6.32-106.fc12

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2010-03-30 02:09:15 UTC
selinux-policy-3.6.32-106.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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