Bug 828325 - SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/python2.7 from 'write' accesses on the directory /usr/lib/python2.7.
SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/python2.7 from 'write' accesses on the directo...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hplip (Show other bugs)
i686 Unspecified
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2012-06-04 11:12 EDT by KarlaLuna
Modified: 2013-02-13 18:54 EST (History)
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Description KarlaLuna 2012-06-04 11:12:28 EDT
libreport version: 2.0.8
executable:     /usr/bin/python2.7
hashmarkername: setroubleshoot
kernel:         3.3.5-2.fc16.i686.PAE
reason:         SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/python2.7 from 'write' accesses on the directory /usr/lib/python2.7.
time:           Seg 04 Jun 2012 12:12:03 BRT

:SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/python2.7 from 'write' accesses on the directory /usr/lib/python2.7.
:*****  Plugin catchall (100. confidence) suggests  ***************************
:If you believe that python2.7 should be allowed write access on the python2.7 directory 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 hpfax /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol
:# semodule -i mypol.pp
:Additional Information:
:Source Context                system_u:system_r:hplip_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
:Target Context                system_u:object_r:lib_t:s0
:Target Objects                /usr/lib/python2.7 [ dir ]
:Source                        hpfax
:Source Path                   /usr/bin/python2.7
:Port                          <Desconhecido>
:Host                          (removed)
:Source RPM Packages           python-2.7.3-1.fc16.i686 python-2.7.3-3.fc16.i686
:Target RPM Packages           python-libs-2.7.3-1.fc16.i686 python-
:                              libs-2.7.3-3.fc16.i686
:Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.10.0-86.fc16.noarch
:Selinux Enabled               True
:Policy Type                   targeted
:Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
:Host Name                     (removed)
:Platform                      Linux (removed) 3.3.5-2.fc16.i686.PAE
:                              #1 SMP Tue May 8 11:43:02 UTC 2012 i686 i686
:Alert Count                   25
:First Seen                    Seg 04 Jun 2012 12:10:55 BRT
:Last Seen                     Seg 04 Jun 2012 12:10:56 BRT
:Local ID                      d5fd29d1-eee8-4f18-a742-96725d12c34e
:Raw Audit Messages
:type=AVC msg=audit(1338822656.509:107): avc:  denied  { write } for  pid=2514 comm="hpfax" name="python2.7" dev="dm-1" ino=139136 scontext=system_u:system_r:hplip_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:lib_t:s0 tclass=dir
:type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1338822656.509:107): arch=i386 syscall=unlink success=no exit=EACCES a0=bf90b32b a1=0 a2=b779d590 a3=98b0920 items=0 ppid=2509 pid=2514 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=7 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=7 sgid=7 fsgid=7 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm=hpfax exe=/usr/bin/python2.7 subj=system_u:system_r:hplip_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)
:Hash: hpfax,hplip_t,lib_t,dir,write
:#============= hplip_t ==============
:#!!!! The source type 'hplip_t' can write to a 'dir' of the following types:
:# hplip_var_lib_t, hplip_var_run_t, print_spool_t, tmp_t, cupsd_tmp_t, var_run_t, hplip_tmp_t, root_t
:allow hplip_t lib_t:dir write;
:audit2allow -R
:#============= hplip_t ==============
:#!!!! The source type 'hplip_t' can write to a 'dir' of the following types:
:# hplip_var_lib_t, hplip_var_run_t, print_spool_t, tmp_t, cupsd_tmp_t, var_run_t, hplip_tmp_t, root_t
:allow hplip_t lib_t:dir write;
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2012-06-04 11:22:22 EDT
This looks like hpfax is trying to write out an optimized python file under /usr/lib/python2.7

Could you run hpfax as root and see if it creates content in /var/lib/python2.7.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2012-06-22 07:57:21 EDT
I see this too in audit.log but I can't seem to get it to happen on demand.

Interesting to note that the syscall is "unlink".  It's not trying to write a new file but remove a directory entry.
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2012-06-26 06:50:11 EDT
Yeah your right, Does cups have any content in this directory?
Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2012-06-26 06:51:02 EDT
You might want to turn on full auditing to make sure this is happening where you think and put the machine into permissive mode to see if it actually removes a file/directory.
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2012-06-26 07:28:40 EDT
I haven't been able to get this to happen on demand even once. The last time it happened was over a week ago.
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