Bug 848360 - SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/useradd from 'rename' accesses on the file /etc/default/useradd.
SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/useradd from 'rename' accesses on the file /e...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Unspecified
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-08-15 07:48 EDT by Nils Philippsen
Modified: 2013-08-01 08:38 EDT (History)
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Description Nils Philippsen 2012-08-15 07:48:37 EDT
libreport version: 2.0.10
executable:     /usr/bin/python2.7
hashmarkername: setroubleshoot
kernel:         3.5.0-2.fc17.x86_64
time:           Wed 15 Aug 2012 01:47:55 PM CEST

:SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/useradd from 'rename' accesses on the file /etc/default/useradd.
:*****  Plugin catchall_labels (83.8 confidence) suggests  ********************
:If you want to allow useradd to have rename access on the useradd file
:Then you need to change the label on /etc/default/useradd
:# semanage fcontext -a -t FILE_TYPE '/etc/default/useradd'
:where FILE_TYPE is one of the following: pcscd_var_run_t, file_context_t, selinux_config_t, default_context_t, httpd_user_content_type, mail_spool_t, shadow_t, semanage_store_t, httpd_user_script_exec_type, passwd_file_t, user_home_type, semanage_tmp_t. 
:Then execute: 
:restorecon -v '/etc/default/useradd'
:*****  Plugin catchall (17.1 confidence) suggests  ***************************
:If you believe that useradd should be allowed rename access on the useradd file by default.
:Then you should report this as a bug.
:You can generate a local policy module to allow this access.
:allow this access for now by executing:
:# grep useradd /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol
:# semodule -i mypol.pp
:Additional Information:
:Source Context                unconfined_u:unconfined_r:useradd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
:Target Context                system_u:object_r:etc_t:s0
:Target Objects                /etc/default/useradd [ file ]
:Source                        useradd
:Source Path                   /usr/sbin/useradd
:Port                          <Unknown>
:Host                          (removed)
:Source RPM Packages           shadow-utils-
:Target RPM Packages           shadow-utils-
:Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.10.0-142.fc17.noarch
:Selinux Enabled               True
:Policy Type                   targeted
:Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
:Host Name                     (removed)
:Platform                      Linux (removed) 3.5.0-2.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Jul
:                              30 14:48:59 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64
:Alert Count                   3
:First Seen                    Wed 15 Aug 2012 01:43:33 PM CEST
:Last Seen                     Wed 15 Aug 2012 01:44:49 PM CEST
:Local ID                      41bb35ce-1687-437a-b261-5fcad26f8934
:Raw Audit Messages
:type=AVC msg=audit(1345031089.147:4026): avc:  denied  { rename } for  pid=30087 comm="useradd" name="useradd" dev="dm-1" ino=394386 scontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:useradd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:etc_t:s0 tclass=file
:type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1345031089.147:4026): arch=x86_64 syscall=rename success=no exit=EACCES a0=7f63132ef010 a1=7fffcd128d30 a2=7fffcd128d45 a3=7f63130e96ef items=0 ppid=29024 pid=30087 auid=1000 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=pts11 ses=7 comm=useradd exe=/usr/sbin/useradd subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:useradd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)
:Hash: useradd,useradd_t,etc_t,file,rename
:#============= useradd_t ==============
:allow useradd_t etc_t:file rename;
:audit2allow -R
:#============= useradd_t ==============
:allow useradd_t etc_t:file rename;
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2012-08-15 08:05:32 EDT
Is useradd command actually supposed to modify /etc/default/useradd?
Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2012-08-15 08:18:35 EDT
Yes, it is. It will modify them with new defaults if -D is used.
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2012-08-15 08:37:38 EDT
Miroslav, I added


to Rawhide, need this for all Versions of Policy.
Comment 4 Miroslav Grepl 2012-08-20 04:09:52 EDT
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