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Bug 597827 - SELinux is preventing /usr/lib/firefox-3.6/firefox from loading /home/john/.mozilla/firefox/mhr3ns3d.default/extensions/{340c2bbc-ce74-4362-90b5-7c26312808ef}/platform/Linux_x86-gcc3/components/WeaveCrypto.so which requires text relocation.
SELinux is preventing /usr/lib/firefox-3.6/firefox from loading /home/john/.m...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-05-30 12:53 EDT by John Duchek
Modified: 2010-10-04 12:19 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Description John Duchek 2010-05-30 12:53:41 EDT

SELinux is preventing /usr/lib/firefox-3.6/firefox from loading
which requires text relocation.

Detailed Description:

The firefox application attempted to load
which requires text relocation. This is a potential security problem. Most
libraries do not need this permission. Libraries 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. You can configure SELinux temporarily to allow
to use relocation as a workaround, until the library is fixed. Please file a bug

Allowing Access:

If you trust
to run correctly, you can change the file context to textrel_shlib_t. "chcon -t
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 textrel_shlib_t

Fix Command:

chcon -t textrel_shlib_t

Additional Information:

Source Context                unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1
Target Context                unconfined_u:object_r:mozilla_home_t:s0
Target Objects                /home/john/.mozilla/firefox/mhr3ns3d.default/exten
                              orm/Linux_x86-gcc3/components/WeaveCrypto.so [
                              file ]
Source                        seamonkey-bin
Source Path                   /usr/lib/seamonkey-2.0.4/seamonkey-bin
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           firefox-3.6.3-4.fc13
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.7.19-10.fc13
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   allow_execmod
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux Dell-D610 #1 SMP
                              Thu May 6 18:27:11 UTC 2010 i686 i686
Alert Count                   5
First Seen                    Sun 30 May 2010 11:41:06 AM CDT
Last Seen                     Sun 30 May 2010 11:50:33 AM CDT
Local ID                      a6dd7f36-1d2c-4e92-a914-73e14ba650ca
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=Dell-D610 type=AVC msg=audit(1275238233.881:28018): avc:  denied  { execmod } for  pid=2607 comm="firefox" path="/home/john/.mozilla/firefox/mhr3ns3d.default/extensions/{340c2bbc-ce74-4362-90b5-7c26312808ef}/platform/Linux_x86-gcc3/components/WeaveCrypto.so" dev=dm-0 ino=1456165 scontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=unconfined_u:object_r:mozilla_home_t:s0 tclass=file

node=Dell-D610 type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1275238233.881:28018): arch=40000003 syscall=125 success=no exit=-13 a0=8569000 a1=8000 a2=5 a3=bfe40670 items=0 ppid=2590 pid=2607 auid=500 uid=500 gid=500 euid=500 suid=500 fsuid=500 egid=500 sgid=500 fsgid=500 tty=(none) ses=1 comm="firefox" exe="/usr/lib/firefox-3.6/firefox" subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

Hash String generated from  allow_execmod,seamonkey-bin,unconfined_t,mozilla_home_t,file,execmod
audit2allow suggests:

#============= unconfined_t ==============
#!!!! This avc can be allowed using the boolean 'allow_execmod'

allow unconfined_t mozilla_home_t:file execmod;
Comment 1 Miroslav Grepl 2010-05-31 05:51:05 EDT
Alert tells you what you can do.  

chcon -t textrel_shlib_t

Or you can turn off the protection by executing

setsebool -P allow_execmod 1
Comment 2 Luca Botti 2010-07-05 13:14:03 EDT
When trying the above command, on a 32 bit Fedora 13 with latest patches (as of 5th jul 2010) I receive an error regarding invalid  content of \{\}.
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2010-07-12 15:16:50 EDT
Please attach the exec error message.
Comment 4 Jan Pazdziora 2010-10-03 08:20:59 EDT
(In reply to comment #3)
> Please attach the exec error message.

It's something like

# semanage fcontext -a -t textrel_shlib_t '/home/user/.mozilla/firefox/12345.default/extensions/{340c2bbc-ce74-4362-90b5-7c26312808ef}/platform/Linux_x86-gcc3/components/WeaveCrypto.so'
/etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts.local:  line 4 has invalid regex /home/user/.mozilla/firefox/12345.default/extensions/{340c2bbc-ce74-4362-90b5-7c26312808ef}/platform/Linux_x86-gcc3/components/WeaveCrypto.so:  Invalid content of \{\}

Presumably, setroubleshoot (or whoever it is which is generating the hint command) should escape with backslash any special characters in the filename, like curly brackets, or dots.
Comment 5 Daniel Walsh 2010-10-04 11:49:48 EDT
Except I really do not want to allow this type of path to get into the system since it is likely to cause bugs.  (As it has in the past.)
Comment 6 Jan Pazdziora 2010-10-04 12:19:46 EDT

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