Bug 851512 - Selinux issue on /etc/candlepin/certs/* files preventing httpd to start
Selinux issue on /etc/candlepin/certs/* files preventing httpd to start
Product: Red Hat Satellite 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Installer (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
urgent Severity urgent (vote)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Suchý
Og Maciel
: Triaged
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Reported: 2012-08-24 08:12 EDT by Garik Khachikyan
Modified: 2015-01-04 16:59 EST (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Changes to System Engine's SELinux configuration stopped httpd from starting. This fix restores the correct SELinux configuration after installation.
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Last Closed: 2012-12-04 14:51:43 EST
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mmccune: needinfo+

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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:1543 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: CloudForms System Engine 1.1 update 2012-12-04 19:39:57 EST

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Description Garik Khachikyan 2012-08-24 08:12:07 EDT
Description of problem:
recent Katello contains some selinux changes (seems) blocking installation process on httpd starting.
`katello-configure` fails with:
err: /Stage[main]/Apache2::Service/Service[httpd]/ensure: change from stopped to running failed: Could not start Service[httpd]: Execution of '/sbin/service httpd start' returned 1:  at /usr/share/katello/install/puppet/modules/apache2/manifests/service.pp:7
err: /Stage[main]/Apache2/Exec[reload-apache2]: Failed to call refresh: /sbin/service httpd restart returned 1 instead of one of [0] at /usr/share/katello/install/puppet/modules/apache2/manifests/init.pp:14 

doing manual start of the httpd complains:
Starting httpd: Syntax error on line 15 of /etc/httpd/conf.d/katello.conf:
SSLCertificateFile: file '/etc/candlepin/certs/candlepin-ca.crt' does not exist or is empty

Comparing with latest (stable) CFSE one can see:

[CFSE]    -rw-r--r--. root katello system_u:object_r:etc_t:s0 /etc/candlepin/certs/candlepin-ca.crt
[Katello]  -rw-r--r--. root katello system_u:object_r:candlepin_etc_rw_t:s0 /etc/candlepin/certs/candlepin-ca.crt 

same for: /etc/candlepin/certs/candlepin-ca.key

changing the selinux context to "etc_t" makes httpd happy to start the service.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
recent Koji built packages.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.do katello-configure
Actual results:
see above

Expected results:
no issues. After install Katello-Candlepin interaction should be valid (no issues)

Additional info:
Comment 1 Garik Khachikyan 2012-08-24 08:12:50 EDT
really blocking one: needs fix. ty
Comment 2 Miroslav Suchý 2012-08-24 08:19:12 EDT
First if would be nice if candlepin can own this certificate:

--- a/candlepin.spec
+++ b/candlepin.spec
@@ -247,6 +247,7 @@ fi
+%ghost %attr %attr(640, root, root) %{_sysconfdir}/%{name}/certs/candlepin-ca.crt

 %files jboss

With this selinux policy it will work:

require {
        type candlepin_etc_rw_t;
        type httpd_t;
        class file { read getattr open };

#============= httpd_t ==============
allow httpd_t candlepin_etc_rw_t:file { read getattr open };

But that will mean that apache will be able to read /etc/candlepin/candlepin.conf as well.
And since it contains:
I do not think it would be better if
would get new file context, which would allow 'read' for candlepin plus other application (httpd in first place).
Comment 3 Adrian Likins 2012-08-27 15:03:21 EDT
candlepin commit 56d409606b4a81bceef1576c0a2af2bc9e45218f
should include a fix for this

commit 56d409606b4a81bceef1576c0a2af2bc9e45218f
Author: Adrian Likins <alikins@redhat.com>
Date:   Mon Aug 27 13:31:00 2012 -0400

    851512: add restorecon -R to %post

commit a7505cec0452537bac180d03dc20e13191ca0a1f
Author: Adrian Likins <alikins@redhat.com>
Date:   Mon Aug 27 09:58:47 2012 -0400

    851512: add certs_rw and candlepin-ca.certs file context
    Add file context for certs directory, and r only
    for the candlepin-ca.crt/key for katello/httpd
    to use.
    Ghost candlepin-ca.cert for selinux contexts so
    we own that file

Should land in candlepin-0.7.7
Comment 4 Miroslav Suchý 2012-08-28 03:36:32 EDT
Adrian, you put that restorecon in %post and %postun, which is nearly good. But sometime you may hit:
So it is much safer to put that restorecon in %posttrans, which is run in very end of rpm/yum transaction.
Comment 5 Garik Khachikyan 2012-08-28 04:17:46 EDT
so may I put the bug to ASSIGNED please?
Comment 6 Miroslav Suchý 2012-08-28 10:19:19 EDT
I do confirm that with selinux policy from
apache successfully restart.
Comment 13 Og Maciel 2012-09-14 17:51:53 EDT
Verified using:

* candlepin-0.7.8-1.el6cf.noarch
* candlepin-selinux-0.7.8-1.el6cf.noarch
* candlepin-tomcat6-0.7.8-1.el6cf.noarch
* katello-1.1.12-7.el6cf.noarch
* katello-all-1.1.12-7.el6cf.noarch
* katello-candlepin-cert-key-pair-1.0-1.noarch
* katello-certs-tools-1.1.8-1.el6cf.noarch
* katello-cli-1.1.8-4.el6cf.noarch
* katello-cli-common-1.1.8-4.el6cf.noarch
* katello-common-1.1.12-7.el6cf.noarch
* katello-configure-1.1.9-3.el6cf.noarch
* katello-glue-candlepin-1.1.12-7.el6cf.noarch
* katello-glue-pulp-1.1.12-7.el6cf.noarch
* katello-qpid-broker-key-pair-1.0-1.noarch
* katello-qpid-client-key-pair-1.0-1.noarch
* katello-selinux-1.1.1-1.el6cf.noarch
* pulp-1.1.12-1.el6cf.noarch
* pulp-common-1.1.12-1.el6cf.noarch
* pulp-selinux-server-1.1.12-1.el6cf.noarch
Comment 15 errata-xmlrpc 2012-12-04 14:51:43 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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