Bug 617580 - SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/python "getattr" access on /etc/rc.d/init.d/iptables.
Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/python "getattr" access on /etc/rc.d/init...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cobbler   
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Version: 13
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Scott J Henson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-07-23 13:23 UTC by Adam Goode
Modified: 2011-06-29 13:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-29 13:06:07 UTC
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Description Adam Goode 2010-07-23 13:23:19 UTC
Happens when doing "cobbler check", it is attempting to figure out if the firewall might be blocking its ports.


SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/python "getattr" access on

Detailed Description:

SELinux denied access requested by cobblerd. It is not expected that this access
is required by cobblerd 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:system_r:cobblerd_t:s0
Target Context                system_u:object_r:iptables_initrc_exec_t:s0
Target Objects                /etc/rc.d/init.d/iptables [ file ]
Source                        cobblerd
Source Path                   /usr/bin/python
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           python-2.6.4-27.fc13
Target RPM Packages           iptables-1.4.7-2.fc13
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.7.19-37.fc13
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   catchall
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed)
                     #1 SMP Tue Jul 6 22:32:17
                              UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   1
First Seen                    Fri 23 Jul 2010 09:14:18 AM EDT
Last Seen                     Fri 23 Jul 2010 09:14:18 AM EDT
Local ID                      217069f8-3b59-4c92-bbd6-7cc6a948e171
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=(removed) type=AVC msg=audit(1279890858.699:29770): avc:  denied  { getattr } for  pid=12985 comm="cobblerd" path="/etc/rc.d/init.d/iptables" dev=dm-0 ino=7940 scontext=unconfined_u:system_r:cobblerd_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:iptables_initrc_exec_t:s0 tclass=file

node=(removed) type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1279890858.699:29770): arch=c000003e syscall=4 success=no exit=-13 a0=7f82a80b3560 a1=7f82b5c65960 a2=7f82b5c65960 a3=20 items=0 ppid=1 pid=12985 auid=500 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=12 comm="cobblerd" exe="/usr/bin/python" subj=unconfined_u:system_r:cobblerd_t:s0 key=(null)

Hash String generated from  catchall,cobblerd,cobblerd_t,iptables_initrc_exec_t,file,getattr
audit2allow suggests:

#============= cobblerd_t ==============
allow cobblerd_t iptables_initrc_exec_t:file getattr;

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2010-07-29 16:43:20 UTC
Why is cobbler touching iptables init script?

Comment 2 Scott J Henson 2010-12-31 06:28:43 UTC
The 'cobbler check' command is a helper to let the user know if there are any problems with the configuration on the cobbler host.  It needs to figure out if there is a host level firewall in place.  Can you think of a better way to determine if the firewall is up?

Additionally, I am starting to think some of the checks in cobbler check are going to be purely informational and always display.

Comment 3 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2011-01-03 14:34:22 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2011-01-03 20:25:54 UTC
Is cobbler check run by an admin?

Comment 5 Scott J Henson 2011-01-03 20:35:56 UTC
Yes.  It does not make any changes to the environment, only reports on possible issues that might affect the operation of cobbler.

Comment 6 Daniel Walsh 2011-01-03 21:14:55 UTC
Does cobbler check cause the cobbler daemon to run a service iptables status command?

Can't the cobbler command do this itself?

Comment 7 Scott J Henson 2011-01-04 00:10:23 UTC
When we released 2.0, we started doing everything that cobbler does inside of cobblerd.  This was done for a whole host of reasons.  The check command was moved inside of cobblerd at this time for simplicity reasons.  Currently the '/usr/bin/cobbler' command is actually a simple xmlrpc client.

I would prefer to keep /usr/bin/cobbler as simple as possible (in fact I have plans to make it even dumber and get all information to build its interface from cobblerd).  

I would be more inclined to remove the actual check parts of these checks and make them purely advisory.  Currently many of them take a rather simplistic view of the system anyway.  For instance, the firewall check only checks that the firewall is up, then informs you that you need to open some ports.  It does not attempt to check that the ports are open.  So, I am thinking the correct solution to the problem is to simply remove the call to the iptables service script and always display the message that certain ports need to be open for cobblerd to function properly.

Comment 8 Daniel Walsh 2011-01-04 21:50:07 UTC
I would rather not give cobbler daemon the ability to play around with the firewall rules.  I would rather have you suggest the user check the firewall if you have a problem.

Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2011-06-01 13:08:59 UTC
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