Bug 584697 - SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/pulseaudio "signull" access .
Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/pulseaudio "signull" access .
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:e35ff6d2a00...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-04-22 08:26 UTC by Robert Townley
Modified: 2010-05-18 21:54 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.6.32-114.fc12
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-05-18 21:54:54 UTC
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Description Robert Townley 2010-04-22 08:26:19 UTC

SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/pulseaudio "signull" access .

Detailed Description:

[SELinux is in permissive mode. This access was not denied.]

SELinux denied access requested by pulseaudio. It is not expected that this
access is required by pulseaudio 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                unconfined_u:system_r:pulseaudio_t:s0
Target Context                unconfined_u:system_r:initrc_t:s0
Target Objects                None [ process ]
Source                        pulseaudio
Source Path                   /usr/bin/pulseaudio
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           pulseaudio-0.9.21-5.fc12
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.6.32-110.fc12
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Permissive
Plugin Name                   catchall
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed) #1
                              SMP Mon Apr 5 16:15:03 EDT 2010 i686 i686
Alert Count                   2
First Seen                    Thu 22 Apr 2010 02:07:12 AM CDT
Last Seen                     Thu 22 Apr 2010 02:37:16 AM CDT
Local ID                      9644f8c8-11b4-4ca0-9a3e-0ae275ff1be4
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=(removed) type=AVC msg=audit(1271921836.567:91): avc:  denied  { signull } for  pid=3150 comm="pulseaudio" scontext=unconfined_u:system_r:pulseaudio_t:s0 tcontext=unconfined_u:system_r:initrc_t:s0 tclass=process

node=(removed) type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1271921836.567:91): arch=40000003 syscall=37 success=yes exit=0 a0=c46 a1=0 a2=4491f4 a3=bfd473c8 items=0 ppid=3146 pid=3150 auid=500 uid=494 gid=475 euid=494 suid=494 fsuid=494 egid=475 sgid=475 fsgid=475 tty=(none) ses=2 comm="pulseaudio" exe="/usr/bin/pulseaudio" subj=unconfined_u:system_r:pulseaudio_t:s0 key=(null)

Hash String generated from  catchall,pulseaudio,pulseaudio_t,initrc_t,process,signull
audit2allow suggests:

#============= pulseaudio_t ==============
allow pulseaudio_t initrc_t:process signull;

Comment 1 Miroslav Grepl 2010-04-22 08:53:13 UTC
Which process is running as initrc_t? Music Player Daemon (MPD)?

# ps -eZ | grep initrc

Comment 2 Robert Townley 2010-04-22 19:36:29 UTC
yes, Music Player Daemon.  Not from Fedora, but from rpmfusion.  


i updated to FC12 from FC11 last night and i wanted to test if the bug reporting is actually working now after going nowhere with hundreds of bug reports.  Had i known bug reporting was actually working, i would have looked at this further on my own before reporting.  There were more than 30 SELINUX errors related to mpd.  i reported a handful and now Dan Walsh is involved - wow.  

There were official windows mpd clients infested with malware a few months back and haven't tried them again, but it made me suspicious of the mpd project.

Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2010-04-23 12:45:09 UTC
It is probably best if we write a policy for mpd.  Do you know if this is intended to be moved into Fedora?

Comment 4 Robert Townley 2010-04-24 18:38:11 UTC
i found mpd packages in rpmfusion and atrpm.net.
i believe there are some media player clients in Fedora already.
i didn't find any package review requests.

Comment 5 Carl G. 2010-04-26 16:20:39 UTC

I believe we will eventually see the MPD in the repos ?

Comment 6 Robert Townley 2010-04-27 04:36:51 UTC
gmpc  - Gnome Media Player Client

Comment 7 Daniel Walsh 2010-04-27 14:23:30 UTC
Miroslav for now lets add


Since we do not know if other services will need this access.

Comment 8 Miroslav Grepl 2010-05-05 11:59:23 UTC
Fixed in selinux-policy-3.6.32-114.fc12

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2010-05-05 15:36:37 UTC
selinux-policy-3.6.32-114.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2010-05-07 03:57:16 UTC
selinux-policy-3.6.32-114.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-3.6.32-114.fc12

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2010-05-18 21:54:08 UTC
selinux-policy-3.6.32-114.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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