Bug 584404 - SELinux is preventing /home/Shanmugam/Desktop/Songbird/songbird-bin from making the program stack executable.
Summary: SELinux is preventing /home/Shanmugam/Desktop/Songbird/songbird-bin from maki...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 533987
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:f3f7426f569...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-04-21 14:19 UTC by shanmugam.s
Modified: 2010-04-21 14:29 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-04-21 14:29:08 UTC
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Description shanmugam.s 2010-04-21 14:19:25 UTC

SELinux is preventing /home/Shanmugam/Desktop/Songbird/songbird-bin from making
the program stack executable.

Detailed Description:

The songbird-bin application attempted to make its stack executable. This is a
potential security problem. This should never ever be necessary. Stack memory is
not executable on most OSes these days and this will not change. Executable
stack memory is one of the biggest security problems. An execstack error might
in fact be most likely raised by malicious code. Applications 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. If songbird-bin does not work and you need it to
work, you can configure SELinux temporarily to allow this access until the
application is fixed. Please file a bug report.

Allowing Access:

Sometimes a library is accidentally marked with the execstack flag, if you find
a library with this flag you can clear it with the execstack -c LIBRARY_PATH.
Then retry your application. If the app continues to not work, you can turn the
flag back on with execstack -s LIBRARY_PATH. Otherwise, if you trust
songbird-bin to run correctly, you can change the context of the executable to
execmem_exec_t. "chcon -t execmem_exec_t
'/home/Shanmugam/Desktop/Songbird/songbird-bin'" 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 execmem_exec_t

Fix Command:

chcon -t execmem_exec_t '/home/Shanmugam/Desktop/Songbird/songbird-bin'

Additional Information:

Source Context                unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1
Target Context                unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1
Target Objects                None [ process ]
Source                        songbird-bin
Source Path                   /home/Shanmugam/Desktop/Songbird/songbird-bin
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.6.32-41.fc12
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   allow_execstack
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed)
                     #1 SMP Sat Nov 7
                              21:25:57 EST 2009 i686 i686
Alert Count                   1
First Seen                    Wed 21 Apr 2010 07:47:16 PM IST
Last Seen                     Wed 21 Apr 2010 07:47:16 PM IST
Local ID                      7779d0aa-b0c0-4387-a57d-ef2a0e6ab6cc
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=(removed) type=AVC msg=audit(1271859436.672:25): avc:  denied  { execstack } for  pid=2152 comm="songbird-bin" scontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tclass=process

node=(removed) type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1271859436.672:25): arch=40000003 syscall=125 success=no exit=-13 a0=bfaac000 a1=1000 a2=1000007 a3=bfaa7f00 items=0 ppid=2148 pid=2152 auid=500 uid=500 gid=500 euid=500 suid=500 fsuid=500 egid=500 sgid=500 fsgid=500 tty=pts0 ses=1 comm="songbird-bin" exe="/home/Shanmugam/Desktop/Songbird/songbird-bin" subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

Hash String generated from  selinux-policy-3.6.32-41.fc12,allow_execstack,songbird-bin,unconfined_t,unconfined_t,process,execstack
audit2allow suggests:

#============= unconfined_t ==============
allow unconfined_t self:process execstack;

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2010-04-21 14:29:08 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 533987 ***

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