Bug 818163 - SElinux is preventing /usr/libexec/totem-plugin-viewer from 'create' accesses on the directory .pki from firefox
SElinux is preventing /usr/libexec/totem-plugin-viewer from 'create' accesses...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Grepl
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-05-02 07:07 EDT by Filip Skola
Modified: 2016-05-05 00:40 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.10.0-121.fc17
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Last Closed: 2012-05-08 00:22:49 EDT
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Description Filip Skola 2012-05-02 07:07:33 EDT
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How reproducible: the first time I tried to open the page on a installed system, but always on fresh install

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run firefox
2. open a webpage that needs a plugin to display correctly (http://blog.mozilla.org worked for me)
Actual results: avc denial
Expected results: no avc denial
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2012-05-02 09:39:34 EDT
This would require us to allow mozilla_plugin_t to create home_cert_t. Is there value in blocking plugins from writing to cert content?
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2012-05-02 09:46:01 EDT
Miroslav can you try this in permissive mode to see what mozilla_plugin_t writes to the ~/.pki directory.
Comment 3 Miroslav Grepl 2012-05-03 04:21:06 EDT
Ok, I see

# ls -lZ /home/mgrepl/.pki/nssdb

and the following AVC

avc: denined { create } for pid=1737 comm="totem-plugin-vi" name=".pki" scontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:mozilla_plugin_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=unconfined_u:object_r:user_home_dir_t:s0 tclass=dir
Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2012-05-03 10:04:20 EDT
Ok I am going to allow it.

Fixed in selinux-policy-3.10.0-121.fc17

Although I am not thrilled with the idea.
Comment 5 Miroslav Grepl 2012-05-04 11:35:14 EDT

good catch.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-05-04 15:53:13 EDT
selinux-policy-3.10.0-121.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-05-04 18:17:00 EDT
Package selinux-policy-3.10.0-121.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-3.10.0-121.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2012-05-08 00:22:49 EDT
selinux-policy-3.10.0-121.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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