Bug 844448 - munin exim selinux configurations missing
munin exim selinux configurations missing
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Linux
unspecified Severity unspecified
: rc
: 6.5
Assigned To: Miroslav Grepl
Michal Trunecka
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Reported: 2012-07-30 12:53 EDT by arth
Modified: 2014-09-30 19:33 EDT (History)
8 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.7.19-159.el6
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Last Closed: 2013-02-21 03:27:20 EST
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Description arth 2012-07-30 12:53:17 EDT
Description of problem:

munin-node lacks needed selinux rules for reading exim log files, preventing multiple bundled exim plugins from working.

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


How reproducible:

First: The entry in /etc/munin/plugin-conf.d/munin-node for exim uses the wrong group (mail) and does not have the required env variables.  (This is needed to discover the SELinux problem, thus why it's listed at the top here here and not as a separate bug)

This will work for a default setup:

group exim
env.logdir /var/log/exim
env.logname main.log
env.exim /usr/sbin/exim

Main problem:
The selinux rules for exim are missing, making it impossible for the bundled exim_mailstats and exim_mailqueue_alt to work.

If modelling the rules on sendmail_log_t, the rules should be:

allow munin_mail_plugin_t exim_log_t : file { ioctl read getattr lock open } ;
allow munin_mail_plugin_t exim_log_t : dir { getattr search open } ;

To reproduce SELinux problem:

Install exim, set "alternatives --config mta" to exim, and start exim.
Allow port 4949 through the firewall.
Install and configure munin-node.
ln -s /usr/share/munin/plugins/exim_mailstats /etc/munin/plugins/
/etc/init.d/munin-node restart

telnet to the node from a remote allowed host on port 4949:

# telnet myhost 4949
Connected to myhost.mydomain.invalid (
Escape character is '^]'.
# munin node at myhost.mydomain.invalid
fetch exim_mailstats
# Bad exit
Connection closed by foreign host.

Expected results:

# telnet myhost 4949
Connected to myhost.mydomain.invalid (
Escape character is '^]'.
# munin node at myhost.mydomain.invalid
fetch exim_mailstats
received.value 216
completed.value 217
rejected.value 0
Connection closed by foreign host.

If putting the above rules into place, it works.

This bug is also very hard to track down due to there being no messages logged in /var/log/audit/audit.log, even with "setenforce 0".  (Why?)
Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2012-07-30 17:53:01 EDT
Moving to selinux-policy for comment.
Comment 3 Miroslav Grepl 2012-07-31 05:26:14 EDT
I added fixes to Fedora. Will backport.
Comment 4 Miroslav Grepl 2012-08-07 19:36:44 EDT
Fixed in selinux-policy-3.7.19-159.el6
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-21 03:27:20 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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