Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 848280
SELinux is spamming about tmpwatch not being able to access files
Last modified: 2012-08-16 09:40:53 EDT
On a freshly installed Fedora Core F17, x86_64 KDE edition, SELinux Alert is spamming with errors all day long. There is no way to stop it.
Two bugs were already opened on this topic:
They were declared to be duplicates (not exactly correct) and eventually closed with NOTABUG.
No, this is a bug. And there is no resolution for it as of now.
More than that, it is an important bug as when SELinux Alert is screaming many times a day people just assume it is wrong. This can lead people to ignoring other cases to, thus making SELinux Alert useless.
And by the way, SELinux Alert did not report anything when vsftpd was denied access to user directories. But that is another story.
Also, systemd-tmpfiles tries to access the same file(s) with the same outcome.
Created attachment 604520 [details]
Created attachment 604521 [details]
Please reopen an existing bug and state your complaint, opening a new bug is a waste of time.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 837478 ***
Ok, I have the same exact problem as stated above. If I drill down to /var/tmp and try to do rm -rf kdecache-root I get permission errors for all of the subdirectories and files located in that folder.
You have to do this as root.