Bug 589539 - SELinux policy appears to prevent NM from interacting with avahi-autoipd correctly
Summary: SELinux policy appears to prevent NM from interacting with avahi-autoipd corr...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miroslav Grepl
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
: 589540 589542 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 587845
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-06 11:59 UTC by Scott Schmit
Modified: 2010-11-03 15:38 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2010-11-03 15:38:32 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
audit.log during NetworkManager IPv4 link local connection (24.94 KB, text/plain)
2010-05-08 01:01 UTC, Scott Schmit
no flags Details

Description Scott Schmit 2010-05-06 11:59:33 UTC
Description of problem:
See Bug 587845. When run as root from the commandline, NM is able to establish a link-local connection on IPv4 by using avahi-autoipd. When run as a service, it cannot. The only time that setroubleshooter yells at me is when I run NM from the commandline (because it screws up the context for /etc/resolv.conf and /var/run/nm-dhclient-wlan0.conf) so I'm guessing there's some dontaudits covering up the issue.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
NetworkManager-0.8.0-12.git20100504.fc12.x86_64 (not sure that this is relevant)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a connection in NetworkManager with an IPv4 method of "Link-Local"
2. Attempt to connect to that connection

Actual results:
From the logs, you can see that NM calls to avahi-autoipd and then times out.
Run from the commandline, it does not time out, it works.

Expected results:
It should not time out.

Additional info:
NetworkManager executes "avahi-autoipd --script /usr/libexec/nm-avahi-autoipd.action <interface>".
$ ls -lZ /usr/libexec/nm-avahi-autoipd.action /usr/sbin/avahi-autoipd /usr/sbin/NetworkManager 
-rwxr-xr-x. root root system_u:object_r:bin_t:s0       /usr/libexec/nm-avahi-autoipd.action
-rwxr-xr-x. root root system_u:object_r:avahi_exec_t:s0 /usr/sbin/avahi-autoipd
-rwxr-xr-x. root root system_u:object_r:NetworkManager_exec_t:s0 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager

From that, I'm guessing that avahi_t isn't being allowed to do whatever it's supposed to do to let NetworkManager_t know it succeeded.

Comment 1 Scott Schmit 2010-05-06 12:08:30 UTC
*** Bug 589540 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Scott Schmit 2010-05-06 12:09:20 UTC
*** Bug 589542 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2010-05-06 13:55:26 UTC
Scott any avc messages generated in /var/log/audit/audit.log?

Comment 4 Scott Schmit 2010-05-07 00:04:41 UTC
No. I did a tail -f on the log while I attempted the connection, and nothing was added to the log, which would explain why setroubleshoot didn't complain either. That's why I suggested that there may be a dontaudit blocking any reporting.

By the way (in case you didn't see it on the other bug), Dan Williams says:
NM executes avahi-autoipd.  avahi-autoipd then chroots, drops privileges to the
'avahi' user & group, and then executes /usr/libexec/nm-avahi-autoipd.action
which sends the configuration back to NM via D-Bus.

And I can also confirm that when I run setenforce 0 before trying the connection, the connection succeeds.

Comment 5 Daniel Walsh 2010-05-07 15:26:25 UTC
Scott,  Could you turn off dontaudit rules.

# semodule -DB
Connect in permissive mode,
Collect avc messages
# semodule -B 

to turn back on dontaudit rules.

Comment 6 Scott Schmit 2010-05-08 01:01:08 UTC
Created attachment 412469 [details]
audit.log during NetworkManager IPv4 link local connection

These are the commands I executed during this snippet, to give some context:
# semodule -DB
# tail -f /var/log/audit/audit.log > log-today &
<attempt to connect -- failed>
# setenforce 0
<attempt to connect -- succeeded>
# setenforce 1
# semodule -B

Comment 7 Scott Schmit 2010-05-08 01:06:49 UTC
Hrm... running audit2allow, if I had to take a wild guess, I'd say that the missing rule is:
allow avahi_t NetworkManager_t:dbus send_msg;

Comment 8 Daniel Walsh 2010-05-10 17:43:38 UTC
That would make the most sence

You can add this allow rule using 

# grep avahi /var/log/audit.log | audit2allow -M myavahi
# semodule -i myavahi.pp

Miroslav can you add this?

Comment 9 Miroslav Grepl 2010-05-11 13:12:51 UTC
Fixed in selinux-policy-3.6.32-115.fc12

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