Bug 841252 - SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/dovecot from search access on the directory /var/ftp.
SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/dovecot from search access on the directory /...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dovecot (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michal Hlavinka
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-07-18 09:54 EDT by Ralf Corsepius
Modified: 2013-08-01 01:03 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 01:02:58 EDT
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sealert -l 7537287f-cc2a-4e16-adab-6bd034c3738a > sealert.txt 2>&1 (2.52 KB, text/plain)
2012-07-19 11:36 EDT, Ralf Corsepius
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Description Ralf Corsepius 2012-07-18 09:54:58 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):

How reproducible:
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.
Actual results:
c.f. subject

Expected results:
No alert.

Additional info:
It escapes my why dovecot tries to access /var/ftp ;)
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2012-07-19 10:44:06 EDT
Do you have a file system mounted on /var/ftp?  Or is /var/ftp the directory where the updates are being run from?
Comment 2 Ralf Corsepius 2012-07-19 11:30:36 EDT
(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.
Comment 3 Ralf Corsepius 2012-07-19 11:36:40 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2012-07-19 11:38:40 EDT
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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