Bug 600621 - SELinux is preventing /sbin/grubby "sys_admin" access .
Summary: SELinux is preventing /sbin/grubby "sys_admin" access .
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 6.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Miroslav Grepl
QA Contact: Milos Malik
Whiteboard: setroubleshoot_trace_hash:d1d4318bc79...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-05 09:36 UTC by Mark Wielaard
Modified: 2012-10-16 10:56 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-11-10 21:34:32 UTC

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Description Mark Wielaard 2010-06-05 09:36:01 UTC

SELinux is preventing /sbin/grubby "sys_admin" access .

Detailed Description:

SELinux denied access requested by grubby. It is not expected that this access
is required by grubby 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                system_u:system_r:kdumpgui_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context                system_u:system_r:kdumpgui_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Objects                None [ capability ]
Source                        grubby
Source Path                   /sbin/grubby
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           grubby-7.0.15-1.el6
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.7.19-22.el6
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   catchall
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed) 2.6.32-33.el6.x86_64
                              #1 SMP Thu Jun 3 13:00:03 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   3
First Seen                    Fri 04 Jun 2010 11:52:14 PM CEST
Last Seen                     Sat 05 Jun 2010 11:35:33 AM CEST
Local ID                      f719dea0-8981-47cb-8138-276f4dbbbd28
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=(removed) type=AVC msg=audit(1275730533.332:506): avc:  denied  { sys_admin } for  pid=31587 comm="grubby" capability=21  scontext=system_u:system_r:kdumpgui_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:system_r:kdumpgui_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tclass=capability

node=(removed) type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1275730533.332:506): arch=c000003e syscall=16 success=no exit=-13 a0=3 a1=5331 a2=0 a3=6 items=0 ppid=31586 pid=31587 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm="grubby" exe="/sbin/grubby" subj=system_u:system_r:kdumpgui_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

Hash String generated from  catchall,grubby,kdumpgui_t,kdumpgui_t,capability,sys_admin
audit2allow suggests:

#============= kdumpgui_t ==============
allow kdumpgui_t self:capability sys_admin;

Comment 1 Mark Wielaard 2010-06-05 09:37:53 UTC
This happens whenever you select the "Kernel Crash Dumps" configuration screen from the "Control Center".

Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2010-06-07 13:43:19 UTC
Miroslav, this seems reasonable.

Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-07 14:13:42 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 5 Miroslav Grepl 2010-06-10 06:40:27 UTC
Fixed in selinux-policy-3.7.19-24.el6.noarch

Comment 8 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-10 21:34:32 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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