Bug 584490 - SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/NetworkManager "write" access on /var/lib/NetworkManager.
Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/NetworkManager "write" access on /var/lib/Net...
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:a28ca755e7e...
Depends On:
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Reported: 2010-04-21 17:19 UTC by Rajesh Kumar
Modified: 2010-04-21 17:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-04-21 17:38:07 UTC
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Description Rajesh Kumar 2010-04-21 17:19:09 UTC

SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/NetworkManager "write" access on

Detailed Description:

SELinux denied access requested by NetworkManager. It is not expected that this
access is required by NetworkManager 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:NetworkManager_t:s0
Target Context                system_u:object_r:var_lib_t:s0
Target Objects                /var/lib/NetworkManager [ dir ]
Source                        NetworkManager
Source Path                   /usr/sbin/NetworkManager
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           NetworkManager-0.7.998-2.git20100106.fc12
Target RPM Packages           NetworkManager-0.7.998-2.git20100106.fc12
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.6.32-108.fc12
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   catchall
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed)
                     #1 SMP Sat Nov 7
                              21:25:57 EST 2009 i686 athlon
Alert Count                   7
First Seen                    Fri 16 Apr 2010 08:13:28 PM IST
Last Seen                     Thu 22 Apr 2010 04:04:55 AM IST
Local ID                      633e4689-ca06-4334-a7fd-3b849a5e9bd2
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=(removed) type=AVC msg=audit(1271889295.229:6): avc:  denied  { write } for  pid=1194 comm="NetworkManager" name="NetworkManager" dev=dm-0 ino=280273 scontext=system_u:system_r:NetworkManager_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:var_lib_t:s0 tclass=dir

node=(removed) type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1271889295.229:6): arch=40000003 syscall=5 success=no exit=-13 a0=98854b0 a1=80c2 a2=1b6 a3=1 items=0 ppid=1193 pid=1194 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm="NetworkManager" exe="/usr/sbin/NetworkManager" subj=system_u:system_r:NetworkManager_t:s0 key=(null)

Hash String generated from  selinux-policy-3.6.32-108.fc12,catchall,NetworkManager,NetworkManager_t,var_lib_t,dir,write
audit2allow suggests:

#============= NetworkManager_t ==============
#!!!! The source type 'NetworkManager_t' can write to a 'dir' of the following types:
# etc_t, var_run_t, NetworkManager_log_t, dhcpc_state_t, var_log_t, NetworkManager_var_lib_t, NetworkManager_var_run_t, net_conf_t, dnsmasq_var_run_t, tmp_t, named_cache_t, NetworkManager_tmp_t, root_t

allow NetworkManager_t var_lib_t:dir write;

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2010-04-21 17:38:07 UTC
Something went wrong on your update.

# yum reinstall selinux-policy-targeted
# restorecon -R -v /var/lib

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