Bug 603198 - SELinux AVC denials with lirc irman
SELinux AVC denials with lirc irman
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Grepl
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2010-06-11 16:22 EDT by Carsten Clasohm
Modified: 2010-07-06 13:08 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.7.19-33.fc13
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Last Closed: 2010-07-06 13:08:40 EDT
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Description Carsten Clasohm 2010-06-11 16:22:02 EDT
Description of problem:

When SELinux is in enforcing mode, lirc cannot access /dev/ttyS0. This breaks lirc's support for "irman" infrared receivers, which are connected to the serial port.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure lirc for irman
2. "service lirc start" as root
3. "irw" as normal user

Actual results:

This is shown in /var/log/messages:

lircd-0.8.6[8239]: lircd(irman) ready, using /var/run/lirc/lircd
lircd-0.8.6[8239]: accepted new client on /var/run/lirc/lircd
lircd-0.8.6[8239]: could not open /dev/ttyS0
lircd-0.8.6[8239]: irman_init(): Permission denied
lircd-0.8.6[8239]: Failed to initialize hardware

There are no AVC denied entries in /var/log/audit/audit.log except for the following:

avc:  denied  { open } for  pid=6214 comm="lircd" name="ttyS0" dev=devtmpfs ino=5540 scontext=unconfined_u:system_r:lircd_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:tty_device_t:s0 tclass=chr_file

But even if I create and load a SELinux module with the following content, lircd still cannot access /dev/ttyS0 as long as SELinux is in enforcing mode. lirc only works if I put SELinux into permissive mode with "setenforce 0". No SELinux messages are logged in this case.

policy_module(lirccustom, 1.0)

require {
        type lircd_t;
        type tty_device_t;

allow lircd_t tty_device_t:chr_file { open };

Expected results:

lirc configured for irman should work with SELinux in enforcing mode.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2010-06-16 13:14:44 EDT
Miroslav add

Comment 2 Miroslav Grepl 2010-06-16 16:27:10 EDT
Fixed in selinux-policy-3.7.19-30.fc13
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2010-06-30 15:54:21 EDT
selinux-policy-3.7.19-33.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2010-07-01 14:48:12 EDT
selinux-policy-3.7.19-33.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 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-3.7.19-33.fc13
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2010-07-06 13:06:39 EDT
selinux-policy-3.7.19-33.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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