Bug 821483 - SpamAssassin needs write access to spamd_etc_t
SpamAssassin needs write access to spamd_etc_t
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
All Linux
unspecified Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: Miroslav Grepl
Milos Malik
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Reported: 2012-05-14 12:00 EDT by Gordon Messmer
Modified: 2013-02-21 03:35 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.7.19-168.el6
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Last Closed: 2013-02-21 03:35:23 EST
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Description Gordon Messmer 2012-05-14 12:00:22 EDT
Description of problem:
The spamd process needs access to update razor configuration files.  Users who integrate razor will find log entries such as the following:

type=AVC msg=audit(1337010822.138:931223): avc:  denied  { write } for  pid=688 comm="spamd" name="server.c303.cloudmark.com.conf" dev=dm-0 ino=136915 scontext=system_u:system_r:spamd_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:spamd_etc_t:s0 tclass=file

Please add write access for spamd_etc_t to the spamd_t context.

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Comment 2 Miroslav Grepl 2012-05-15 04:32:34 EDT
We allow read this config files. Where is "server.c303.cloudmark.com.conf" exactly located in the /etc directory?

Is this a startup issue?
Comment 3 Gordon Messmer 2012-05-15 11:36:29 EDT
The file is located in /etc/razor.  restorecon will mark the files as razor_etc_t, which appears to be an alias of spamd_etc_t.

I believe that this is not a startup issue, but razor will update its configuration files during runtime.  As this is normal operation for the program, please update policy to reflect that.

mailfilter.rpr.com:~# restorecon -rv /etc/razor/
restorecon reset /etc/razor context unconfined_u:object_r:spamd_etc_t:s0->unconfined_u:object_r:razor_etc_t:s0
restorecon reset /etc/razor/server.c301.cloudmark.com.conf context system_u:object_r:spamd_etc_t:s0->system_u:object_r:razor_etc_t:s0
mailfilter.rpr.com:~# ls -lZ /etc/razor/
lrwxrwxrwx. root   root   unconfined_u:object_r:spamd_etc_t:s0 identity -> identity-ru7Bzeylm5
-rw-------. root   root   unconfined_u:object_r:spamd_etc_t:s0 identity-ru7Bzeylm5
-rw-r--r--. root   root   unconfined_u:object_r:spamd_etc_t:s0 razor-agent.conf
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2012-07-10 04:19:38 EDT
This request was not resolved in time for the current release.
Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if still desired, for consideration in
the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Comment 6 RHEL Product and Program Management 2012-07-10 21:56:04 EDT
This request was erroneously removed from consideration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4, which is currently under development.  This request will be evaluated for inclusion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4.
Comment 7 Miroslav Grepl 2012-10-09 17:37:01 EDT
Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-21 03:35:23 EST
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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