Bug 829802 - sysnet_read_config does not allow reading symlinks
sysnet_read_config does not allow reading symlinks
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Grepl
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2012-06-07 11:16 EDT by jbash
Modified: 2012-06-16 20:05 EDT (History)
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Description jbash 2012-06-07 11:16:31 EDT
Description of problem:

The sysnet_read_config macro doesn't let the subject read symbolic
links in the network configuration.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Perfectly reproducible

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Create a symbolic link, to, say, an ifcfg-xxx file in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts
2. Create a policy module that grants sysnet_read_config to a domain
3. Run something in that domain and have it try to follow the symlink
Actual results:

Access denied.

Expected results:

Access permitted; there's no important difference between accessing the file
directly and accessing it via a symlink, nor can the content of a symlink
in the network config reasonably be expected to reveal anything sensitive.
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2012-06-07 12:23:09 EDT
Fixed in selinux-policy-3.10.0-129.fc17
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-06-11 17:03:45 EDT
selinux-policy-3.10.0-130.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-06-15 20:00:40 EDT
Package selinux-policy-3.10.0-130.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-3.10.0-130.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-06-16 20:05:32 EDT
selinux-policy-3.10.0-130.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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