Bug 585804 - SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/pppd "read" access on /var/lock/LCK..ttyUSB0.
Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/pppd "read" access on /var/lock/LCK..tty...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 14
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miroslav Grepl
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: setroubleshoot_trace_hash:5199095f8a1...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-04-26 05:49 UTC by Cássio Magno
Modified: 2010-11-17 15:57 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-11-17 15:57:29 UTC
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Description Cássio Magno 2010-04-26 05:49:50 UTC

SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/pppd "read" access on /var/lock/LCK..ttyUSB0.

Descrição detalhada:

SELinux denied access requested by pppd. It is not expected that this access is
required by pppd 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.

Permitindo acesso:

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

Informações adicionais:

Contexto de origem            system_u:system_r:pppd_t:s0
Contexto de destino           unconfined_u:object_r:var_lock_t:s0
Objetos de destino            /var/lock/LCK..ttyUSB0 [ file ]
Origem                        pppd
Caminho da origem             /usr/sbin/pppd
Porta                         <Desconhecido>
Máquina                      (removed)
Pacotes RPM de origem         ppp-2.4.5-8.fc12
Pacotes RPM de destino        
RPM da política              selinux-policy-3.6.32-110.fc12
Selinux habilitado            True
Tipo de política             targeted
Modo reforçado               Enforcing
Nome do plugin                catchall
Nome da máquina              (removed)
Plataforma                    Linux (removed)
                              #1 SMP Tue Apr 13 15:51:45 UTC 2010 i686 i686
Contador de alertas           2
Visto pela primeira vez em    Qua 21 Abr 2010 15:37:53 BRT
Visto pela última vez em     Qua 21 Abr 2010 15:38:35 BRT
ID local                      9e143e27-9cca-48bb-abaa-d432055484a8
Números de linha             

Mensagens de auditoria não p 

node=(removed) type=AVC msg=audit(1271875115.334:27004): avc:  denied  { read } for  pid=7642 comm="pppd" name="LCK..ttyUSB0" dev=sda2 ino=131675 scontext=system_u:system_r:pppd_t:s0 tcontext=unconfined_u:object_r:var_lock_t:s0 tclass=file

node=(removed) type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1271875115.334:27004): arch=40000003 syscall=5 success=no exit=-13 a0=e16900 a1=0 a2=0 a3=e16900 items=0 ppid=1290 pid=7642 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm="pppd" exe="/usr/sbin/pppd" subj=system_u:system_r:pppd_t:s0 key=(null)

Hash String generated from  catchall,pppd,pppd_t,var_lock_t,file,read
audit2allow suggests:

#============= pppd_t ==============
allow pppd_t var_lock_t:file read;

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2010-04-26 13:52:10 UTC
Is pppd being started when you insert a usb stick?  

Reassigning to pppd people to see if they have an idea.  I have a feeling you can ignore this for now.

Comment 2 Jiri Skala 2010-04-27 12:00:50 UTC
Dan, this is good question... I didn't observe starting pppd when USB stick is inserted.

Well, I'd like to forward this question to reporter. Please, could you answer comment #1?

Comment 3 Jiri Skala 2010-07-13 12:49:12 UTC
I don't currently see any possible action from ppp side therefore switching back to selinux-policy.

Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2010-08-19 11:35:05 UTC
Are you still seeing this problem?

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Comment 6 Lech 2010-11-11 03:20:55 UTC
If it's closed and "not a bug" then why is it preventing my mobile broadband connection from working? What's the fix?

I'm running F14.

Comment 7 Daniel Walsh 2010-11-11 14:30:14 UTC

could you try this

# semanage permissive -a pppd_t

Then try your mobile broadand.

When you are done, attach the output of

ausearch -m avc -ts recent

Comment 8 michiel 2010-11-16 12:14:57 UTC
F14 has /var/lock root:root

should unpoeterred: root:lock with group rwx

works for rxtx

maybe this has anything to do with mobile-connection?

Comment 9 Lech 2010-11-17 00:39:44 UTC
Hi Daniel,

Thanks, I changed the SELinux settings graphically to permissive (and have since disabled SELinux anyway), which seemed to fix the problem in my case.

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