Bug 814368 - SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/gdb from using the 'sys_ptrace' capabilities.
SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/gdb from using the 'sys_ptrace' capabilities.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Unspecified
unspecified Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: Miroslav Grepl
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-19 13:31 EDT by Luke Macken
Modified: 2016-09-19 22:43 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.10.0-118.fc17
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-04-25 00:59:56 EDT
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Description Luke Macken 2012-04-19 13:31:45 EDT
libreport version: 2.0.10
executable:     /usr/bin/python2.7
hashmarkername: setroubleshoot
kernel:         3.3.2-1.fc17.x86_64
time:           Thu 19 Apr 2012 01:31:18 PM EDT

:SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/gdb from using the 'sys_ptrace' capabilities.
:*****  Plugin catchall (100. confidence) suggests  ***************************
:If you believe that gdb should have the sys_ptrace capability by default.
:Then you should report this as a bug.
:You can generate a local policy module to allow this access.
:allow this access for now by executing:
:# grep gdb /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol
:# semodule -i mypol.pp
:Additional Information:
:Source Context                system_u:system_r:NetworkManager_t:s0
:Target Context                system_u:system_r:NetworkManager_t:s0
:Target Objects                 [ capability ]
:Source                        gdb
:Source Path                   /usr/bin/gdb
:Port                          <Unknown>
:Host                          (removed)
:Source RPM Packages           gdb-
:Target RPM Packages           
:Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.10.0-116.fc17.noarch
:Selinux Enabled               True
:Policy Type                   targeted
:Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
:Host Name                     (removed)
:Platform                      Linux (removed) 3.3.2-1.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri
:                              Apr 13 20:23:49 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64
:Alert Count                   2
:First Seen                    Thu 19 Apr 2012 01:30:03 PM EDT
:Last Seen                     Thu 19 Apr 2012 01:30:03 PM EDT
:Local ID                      40bfd248-9a0d-4825-bf60-f2a2e3999f0a
:Raw Audit Messages
:type=AVC msg=audit(1334856603.873:320): avc:  denied  { sys_ptrace } for  pid=2088 comm="gdb" capability=19  scontext=system_u:system_r:NetworkManager_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:system_r:NetworkManager_t:s0 tclass=capability
:type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1334856603.873:320): arch=x86_64 syscall=ptrace success=yes exit=0 a0=10 a1=345 a2=0 a3=0 items=0 ppid=2087 pid=2088 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm=gdb exe=/usr/bin/gdb subj=system_u:system_r:NetworkManager_t:s0 key=(null)
:Hash: gdb,NetworkManager_t,NetworkManager_t,capability,sys_ptrace
:audit2allowunable to open /sys/fs/selinux/policy:  Permission denied
:audit2allow -Runable to open /sys/fs/selinux/policy:  Permission denied
Comment 1 Luke Macken 2012-04-19 13:33:44 EDT
$ sudo getsebool deny_ptrace
deny_ptrace --> off
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2012-04-19 14:10:35 EDT
gdb should not be crashing...

Fixed in selinux-policy-3.10.0-117.fc17
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-04-23 02:44:23 EDT
selinux-policy-3.10.0-117.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-04-23 20:57:13 EDT
selinux-policy-3.10.0-118.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-04-23 23:15:43 EDT
Package selinux-policy-3.10.0-118.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-3.10.0-118.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-04-25 00:59:56 EDT
selinux-policy-3.10.0-118.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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