Bug 804083 - firewalld is not allowed to write a temporary file to /etc/firewalld if started with systemd
Summary: firewalld is not allowed to write a temporary file to /etc/firewalld if start...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miroslav Grepl
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Whiteboard: RejectedBlocker
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-03-16 13:55 UTC by Thomas Woerner
Modified: 2012-03-21 18:53 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.10.0-104.fc17
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-03-21 18:53:30 UTC
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Description Thomas Woerner 2012-03-16 13:55:04 UTC
Description of problem:
firewalld is not allowed to write a temporary file to /etc/firewalld if started with systemd. This happens if 'firewall-cmd --set-default-zone=work' is used. A temporary file gets written to store the new configuartion. Afterwards it gets moved of the old one.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start firewalld
2. firewall-cmd --set-default-zone=work
Actual results:

Expected results:
No error

Additional info:
Using setenforce=0 makes this work.

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2012-03-16 18:12:39 UTC
Thomas does it have content in this directory that firewalld should not be allowed to write to?

Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2012-03-16 18:13:47 UTC
 ls -lZ /etc/firewalld/
-rw-r-----. root root system_u:object_r:etc_t:s0       firewalld.conf
drwxr-x---. root root system_u:object_r:etc_t:s0       icmptypes
drwxr-x---. root root system_u:object_r:etc_t:s0       services
drwxr-x---. root root system_u:object_r:etc_t:s0       zones

I can add labels to directories in here and give allow rules but I don't think we want to allow firewalld to write to firewalld.conf for example.

Comment 3 Thomas Woerner 2012-03-19 10:34:03 UTC
firewalld is writing to firewalld.conf to store the default zone. Everything in /etc/firewalld should be writable by firewalld.

Comment 4 Miroslav Grepl 2012-03-19 13:45:07 UTC
ok, i am adding a new type


Comment 5 Miroslav Grepl 2012-03-19 14:05:37 UTC
Fixed in -103.fc17

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-03-19 17:54:41 UTC
selinux-policy-3.10.0-103.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 7 Adam Williamson 2012-03-19 23:57:24 UTC
Tore Anderson suggests that this bug prevents firewalld from properly allowing DHCPv6, which makes it a Beta blocker per our recent determination that IPv6 connectivity is Beta blocking.

A live image for the purpose of testing is available at http://adamwill.fedorapeople.org/firewalld/firewalld-20120319-x86_64.iso : it has this selinux-policy, plus the firewalld and NetworkManager necessary to address other IPv6 issues.

Tore, can you please confirm my understanding here? Thanks.

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Comment 8 Tore Anderson 2012-03-20 01:29:09 UTC
No, DHCPv6 problem I saw was (very likely) caused by bug #804587.

I don't believe this one is a blocker bug, as it (from my understanding of comment #0) is only causing manual fiddling to not work as expected - it does not affect the OOTB everything-default experience.


Comment 9 Bruno Wolff III 2012-03-20 02:13:15 UTC
Unless there is a cascading affect that causes a blocker, I don't think firewalld not working properly is itself a blocker. So I am currently -1 blocker given comment 8. Even though firewalld is a feature, this seems fixable by an update so I am -1 NTH.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2012-03-20 06:07:44 UTC
Package selinux-policy-3.10.0-104.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing selinux-policy-3.10.0-104.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 11 Jared Smith 2012-03-20 18:06:32 UTC
-1 beta blocker

Comment 12 Adam Williamson 2012-03-20 23:08:58 UTC
okay, I agree this is -1 blocker as discussed above. I've re-opened 804587 to serve as a blocker to ensure we pull selinux-policy -104 into the Beta.

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2012-03-21 18:53:30 UTC
selinux-policy-3.10.0-104.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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