Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 841252
SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/dovecot from search access on the directory /var/ftp.
Last modified: 2013-08-01 01:03:03 EDT
Description of problem:
SELinux is complaining about:
"SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/dovecot from search access on the directory /var/ftp."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This seem to happen upon dovecot upgrades/updates.
So far it has happened to me 2 times. Once upon installation of F17, and a second time, today, when yum update pulled-in a dovecot update.
It escapes my why dovecot tries to access /var/ftp ;)
Do you have a file system mounted on /var/ftp? Or is /var/ftp the directory where the updates are being run from?
(In reply to comment #1)
> Do you have a file system mounted on /var/ftp?
/var/ftp/pub is nfs-mounted, /var/ftp isn't
# df | grep /var/ftp/pub/
rockford:/var/ftp/pub/ 480720896 397210624 59090944 88% /var/ftp/pub
> Or is /var/ftp the directory
> where the updates are being run from?
Hmm, I would not want to exclude this possiblity, but would consider this to be unlikely.
Created attachment 599189 [details]
sealert -l 7537287f-cc2a-4e16-adab-6bd034c3738a > sealert.txt 2>&1
Sealert corresponding to this BZ.
Please also note the warnings at the beginning of this sealert. I have no idea what is causing them. I have never seen them before nor do I understand what these are supposed to tell
Remark: This machine was DVD-upgraded from F16 to F17 last weekend.
I think for some reason dovecot is looking at all the mounted file systems on the machine and trying to getattr on their paths. When it tries to get to /var/ftp/pub it needs to search through /var/ftp which is causing the AVC.
It can safely be ignored.
# grep dovecot /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -D -M mydovecot
# semodule -i mydovecot.pp
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