Bug 613459 - SELinux is preventing /usr/lib64/firefox-3.6/firefox "execute_no_trans" access on /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.2/plugin-container.
Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/lib64/firefox-3.6/firefox "execute_no_trans" acces...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
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Version: 14
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
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Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-07-11 19:17 UTC by Mike Bonnet
Modified: 2010-11-03 15:54 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-11-03 15:54:10 UTC
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Description Mike Bonnet 2010-07-11 19:17:19 UTC

SELinux is preventing /usr/lib64/firefox-3.6/firefox "execute_no_trans" access
on /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.2/plugin-container.

Detailed Description:

SELinux denied access requested by firefox. It is not expected that this access
is required by firefox 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                unconfined_u:unconfined_r:sandbox_web_client_t:s0:
Target Context                system_u:object_r:lib_t:s0
Target Objects                /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.2/plugin-container [ file
Source                        firefox
Source Path                   /usr/lib64/firefox-3.6/firefox
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           firefox-3.6.4-1.fc13
Target RPM Packages           xulrunner-
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.7.19-33.fc13
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   catchall
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed) #1
                              SMP Fri Apr 30 19:46:25 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   1
First Seen                    Sun 11 Jul 2010 03:13:29 PM EDT
Last Seen                     Sun 11 Jul 2010 03:13:29 PM EDT
Local ID                      6a544d3b-c06b-43e4-bb21-11b5f5e0b2d7
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=(removed) type=AVC msg=audit(1278875609.571:215): avc:  denied  { execute_no_trans } for  pid=9517 comm="firefox" path="/usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.2/plugin-container" dev=dm-1 ino=139612 scontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:sandbox_web_client_t:s0:c181,c330 tcontext=system_u:object_r:lib_t:s0 tclass=file

node=(removed) type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1278875609.571:215): arch=c000003e syscall=59 success=no exit=-13 a0=7f5af43129d8 a1=7f5af47eca60 a2=7f5b08429f50 a3=7f5b0d1fe640 items=0 ppid=9473 pid=9517 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/lib64/firefox-3.6/firefox" subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:sandbox_web_client_t:s0:c181,c330 key=(null)

Hash String generated from  catchall,firefox,sandbox_web_client_t,lib_t,file,execute_no_trans
audit2allow suggests:

#============= sandbox_web_client_t ==============
allow sandbox_web_client_t lib_t:file execute_no_trans;

Comment 1 Mike Bonnet 2010-07-11 19:28:19 UTC
Firefox 3.6.4 added a plugin-container helper app to run specific plugins (only flash at the moment, I believe) out-of-process.  More information is available here:


Firefox running in a the sandbox needs to be able to execute this helper to allow flash to run.

$ ls -laZ /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.2/plugin-container
-rwxr-xr-x. root root system_u:object_r:lib_t:s0       /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.2/plugin-container

It should probably get its own type.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-07-30 12:31:11 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2010-08-19 11:03:34 UTC
Added type in  selinux-policy-3.8.8-17.fc14

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