Bug 728699 - SELinux prevents hddtemp from listening on 'localhost'
Summary: SELinux prevents hddtemp from listening on 'localhost'
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Miroslav Grepl
QA Contact: Milos Malik
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-06 14:37 UTC by Simon Matter
Modified: 2012-09-19 07:56 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.7.19-109.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2011-12-06 10:10:24 UTC

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2011:1511 normal SHIPPED_LIVE selinux-policy bug fix and enhancement update 2011-12-06 00:39:17 UTC

Description Simon Matter 2011-08-06 14:37:47 UTC
Description of problem:
SELinux prevents hddtemp from listeing on 'localhost' when running as daemon from init script, but listeing on '' is allowed.
The EPEL hddtemp package listens on '' but IMHO that's not the correct way because it won't work on IPv6 only hosts.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(I have checked selinux-policy-targeted-3.7.19-93.el6_1.2 and it seems to behave the same)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install hddtemp (for example from EPEL)
2. Run it from the init script with "--listen=localhost"
Actual results:
It won't start

Expected results:
It should start the same way as when running it with 'hddtemp --daemon --listen=localhost --unit=C /dev/sda' as root from console.

Additional info:
allow2audit tells me the following is required:

module myhddtemp 1.0;

require {
        type net_conf_t;
        type etc_t;
        type hddtemp_t;
        class file read;

#============= hddtemp_t ==============
allow hddtemp_t etc_t:file read;
allow hddtemp_t net_conf_t:file read;

So, name resolution is not allowed by default I guess.
If I understand the whole SELinux thing correctly this correction should be made in the default selinux-policy-targeted. I know hddtemp is not part of EL6 but since the same issue applies to Fedora I guess it doesn't hurt if it would be fixed.


Comment 2 Simon Matter 2011-08-06 16:44:58 UTC
Hm, the above was wrong, this one works:

module invocahddtemp 1.0;

require {
        type net_conf_t;
        type etc_t;
        type hddtemp_t;
        class file { read open };

#============= hddtemp_t ==============
allow hddtemp_t etc_t:file { read open };
allow hddtemp_t net_conf_t:file { read open };

Comment 3 Miroslav Grepl 2011-08-08 07:07:06 UTC
I added a fix to Fedora. Will backport to RHEL6

Comment 4 Miroslav Grepl 2011-08-10 07:11:05 UTC
Fixed in selinux-policy-3.7.19-107.el6

Comment 7 Miroslav Grepl 2011-08-31 20:06:29 UTC
Fixed in selinux-policy-3.7.19-109.el6

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2011-12-06 10:10:24 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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