Bug 864205 - adjusting date and time in kde triggers selinux error
adjusting date and time in kde triggers selinux error
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kde-workspace (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-10-08 16:47 EDT by Michael S. Tsirkin
Modified: 2013-08-01 08:05 EDT (History)
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Description Michael S. Tsirkin 2012-10-08 16:47:00 EDT
Description of problem:
adjusting date and time in kde is blocked/warned upon by selinux

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install kde and log into kde session
2. right click adjust date and time
2. change time
3. clock ok
4. enter root pass
Actual results:
I get error:

SELinux is preventing /usr/libexec/kde4/kcmdatetimehelper from write access on the file /.config/Trolltech.conf.

*****  Plugin restorecon (99.5 confidence) suggests  *************************

If you want to fix the label. 
/.config/Trolltech.conf default label should be default_t.
Then you can run restorecon.
# /sbin/restorecon -v /.config/Trolltech.conf

*****  Plugin catchall (1.49 confidence) suggests  ***************************

If you believe that kcmdatetimehelper should be allowed write access on the Trolltech.conf 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 kcmdatetimehelp /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol
# semodule -i mypol.pp

Additional Information:
Source Context                system_u:system_r:gnomeclock_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context                system_u:object_r:etc_runtime_t:s0
Target Objects                /.config/Trolltech.conf [ file ]
Source                        kcmdatetimehelp
Source Path                   /usr/libexec/kde4/kcmdatetimehelper
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          robin.redhat.com
Source RPM Packages           kde-workspace-4.8.5-2.fc17.i686
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.10.0-146.fc17.noarch
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Permissive
Host Name                     robin.redhat.com
Platform                      Linux robin.redhat.com 3.5.3-1.fc17.i686 #1 SMP
                              Wed Aug 29 19:25:38 UTC 2012 i686 i686
Alert Count                   1
First Seen                    2012-10-08 23:42:21 IST
Last Seen                     2012-10-08 23:42:21 IST
Local ID                      1ac15363-0a6c-47ca-b4f9-aa2bcba267f3

Raw Audit Messages
type=AVC msg=audit(1349732541.285:860): avc:  denied  { write } for  pid=18454 comm="kcmdatetimehelp" name="Trolltech.conf" dev="sda6" ino=20709378 scontext=system_u:system_r:gnomeclock_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:etc_runtime_t:s0 tclass=file

type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1349732541.285:860): arch=i386 syscall=open success=yes exit=ECHILD a0=8c1cc68 a1=88042 a2=1b6 a3=0 items=0 ppid=1 pid=18454 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm=kcmdatetimehelp exe=/usr/libexec/kde4/kcmdatetimehelper subj=system_u:system_r:gnomeclock_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

Hash: kcmdatetimehelp,gnomeclock_t,etc_runtime_t,file,write


#============= gnomeclock_t ==============
allow gnomeclock_t etc_runtime_t:file write;

audit2allow -R

#============= gnomeclock_t ==============
allow gnomeclock_t etc_runtime_t:file write;

Expected results:

no error

Additional info:
Comment 1 Miroslav Grepl 2012-10-09 04:28:28 EDT
Try to remove

# rm -rf /.config
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