Bug 620908 - SELinux is preventing /home/michael/mupen/mupen64plus from changing the access protection of memory on the heap.
Summary: SELinux is preventing /home/michael/mupen/mupen64plus from changing the acces...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy   
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Version: 13
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
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Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-08-03 18:25 UTC by Michael
Modified: 2011-01-08 20:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-08-03 18:49:27 UTC
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Description Michael 2010-08-03 18:25:35 UTC

SELinux is preventing /home/michael/mupen/mupen64plus from changing the access
protection of memory on the heap.

Detailed Description:

The mupen64plus application attempted to change the access protection of memory
on the heap (e.g., allocated using malloc). This is a potential security
problem. Applications should not be doing this. Applications 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. If mupen64plus does not work and you need it to work,
you can configure SELinux temporarily to allow this access until the application
is fixed. Please file a bug report against this package.

Allowing Access:

If you want mupen64plus to continue, you must turn on the allow_execheap
boolean. Note: This boolean will affect all applications on the system.

Fix Command:

setsebool -P allow_execheap=1

Additional Information:

Source Context                unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1
Target Context                unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1
Target Objects                None [ process ]
Source                        mupen64plus
Source Path                   /home/michael/mupen/mupen64plus
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.7.19-39.fc13
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   allow_execheap
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed) #1 SMP Thu May
                              6 18:09:49 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   1
First Seen                    Tue 03 Aug 2010 12:22:36 PM MDT
Last Seen                     Tue 03 Aug 2010 12:22:36 PM MDT
Local ID                      5aa2afc8-e4f0-48fd-ae38-0f065c3b184b
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

node=(removed) type=AVC msg=audit(1280859756.65:23042): avc:  denied  { execheap } for  pid=15773 comm="mupen64plus" scontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tclass=process

node=(removed) type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1280859756.65:23042): arch=c000003e syscall=10 success=no exit=-13 a0=2689000 a1=410d0 a2=7 a3=42100 items=0 ppid=15741 pid=15773 auid=500 uid=500 gid=500 euid=500 suid=500 fsuid=500 egid=500 sgid=500 fsgid=500 tty=pts0 ses=1 comm="mupen64plus" exe="/home/michael/mupen/mupen64plus" subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

Hash String generated from  allow_execheap,mupen64plus,unconfined_t,unconfined_t,process,execheap
audit2allow suggests:

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

allow unconfined_t self:process execheap;

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2010-08-03 18:49:27 UTC
I have no idea what kind of application this is but execheap should almost never be needed.


Explains the access.

If you really need this app to run you can turn off the check by executing

# setsebool -P allow_execheap 1

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