Bug 828122 - SELinux problem telnetd + /sbin/unix_chkpwd
SELinux problem telnetd + /sbin/unix_chkpwd
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Miroslav Grepl
Milos Malik
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Reported: 2012-06-04 06:04 EDT by David Spurek
Modified: 2015-03-02 00:26 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-2.4.6-328.el5
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-01-07 22:32:02 EST
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reproduce test (3.31 KB, application/x-gzip)
2012-06-06 06:41 EDT, David Spurek
no flags Details

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Description David Spurek 2012-06-04 06:04:23 EDT
Description of problem:
time->Mon Jun  4 05:23:48 2012
type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1338801828.687:695): arch=c000003e syscall=59 success=yes exit=0 a0=2b7560eebff6 a1=7fffecb3d1e0 a2=2b75610f97a0 a3=2d30733a745f6e69 items=0 ppid=21890 pid=21895 auid=0 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=1 comm="unix_chkpwd" exe="/sbin/unix_chkpwd" subj=root:system_r:system_chkpwd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)
type=AVC msg=audit(1338801828.687:695): avc:  denied  { read write } for  pid=21895 comm="unix_chkpwd" name="3" dev=devpts ino=5 scontext=root:system_r:system_chkpwd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=root:object_r:telnetd_devpts_t:s0 tclass=chr_file
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2012-06-04 08:59:11 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion
in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.  Product Management has
requested further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for
potential inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux release for currently
deployed products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in
a release.
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2012-06-04 11:16:37 EDT
This looks like a leaked file descriptor. Since unix_chkpwd does not do anything with the terminal.

In latest fedora's it is dontaudited.

 audit2allow  -i /tmp/t

#============= system_chkpwd_t ==============
#!!!! This avc has a dontaudit rule in the current policy

allow system_chkpwd_t telnetd_devpts_t:chr_file { read write };

RHEL6 also has


You can safely ignore this for now.
Comment 3 Karel Srot 2012-06-05 06:07:04 EDT
please provide a reproducer.
Comment 4 David Spurek 2012-06-06 06:41:02 EDT
Created attachment 589819 [details]
reproduce test
Comment 5 David Spurek 2012-06-06 06:42:56 EDT
I have created reproducer, just run "bash runtest.sh" to reproduce selinux problem.
Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2013-01-07 22:32:02 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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