Bug 781477 - SELinux is preventing openvpn (openvpn_t) "sys_nice" to <Unknown> (openvpn_t)
Summary: SELinux is preventing openvpn (openvpn_t) "sys_nice" to <Unknown> (openvpn_t)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 5.8
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: 2012-01-13 15:22 UTC by Milos Malik
Modified: 2012-02-21 05:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-2.4.6-326.el5
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-02-21 05:49:11 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2012:0158 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE selinux-policy bug fix and enhancement update 2012-02-20 14:53:50 UTC

Description Milos Malik 2012-01-13 15:22:40 UTC
Detailed Description:

SELinux denied access requested by openvpn. It is not expected that this access
is required by openvpn 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://fedora.redhat.com/docs/selinux-faq-fc5/#id2961385) Or you can disable
SELinux protection altogether. Disabling SELinux protection is not recommended.
Please file a bug report (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi)
against this package.

Additional Information:

Source Context                root:system_r:openvpn_t
Target Context                root:system_r:openvpn_t
Target Objects                None [ capability ]
Source                        openvpn
Source Path                   /usr/sbin/openvpn
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          localhost.localdomain
Source RPM Packages           openvpn-2.1.4-1.el5
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-2.4.6-324.el5
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
MLS Enabled                   True
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Plugin Name                   catchall
Host Name                     localhost.localdomain
Platform                      Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-303.el5 #1 SMP
                              Tue Jan 3 16:41:59 EST 2012 i686 i686
Alert Count                   1
First Seen                    Fri Jan 13 16:16:29 2012
Last Seen                     Fri Jan 13 16:16:29 2012
Local ID                      8ea13e50-848d-4770-8338-59fc9ceabf8d
Line Numbers                  

Raw Audit Messages            

host=localhost.localdomain type=AVC msg=audit(1326467789.861:77): avc:  denied  { sys_nice } for  pid=7007 comm="openvpn" capability=23 scontext=root:system_r:openvpn_t:s0 tcontext=root:system_r:openvpn_t:s0 tclass=capability

host=localhost.localdomain type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1326467789.861:77): arch=40000003 syscall=97 success=no exit=-13 a0=0 a1=0 a2=fffffff9 a3=ffffffb8 items=0 ppid=7006 pid=7007 auid=0 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=2 comm="openvpn" exe="/usr/sbin/openvpn" subj=root:system_r:openvpn_t:s0 key=(null)

Comment 1 Miroslav Grepl 2012-01-16 07:51:36 UTC
We have this in RHEL6.

Comment 3 Miroslav Grepl 2012-01-18 11:40:18 UTC
Fixed in selinux-policy-2.4.6-326.el5

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2012-02-21 05:49:11 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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