Bug 867001 - rsyslog cannot access krb5 ticket and keytab
rsyslog cannot access krb5 ticket and keytab
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
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medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Miroslav Grepl
Karel Srot
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Reported: 2012-10-16 10:06 EDT by Karel Srot
Modified: 2014-07-31 06:41 EDT (History)
6 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.7.19-190.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-02-21 03:31:28 EST
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server's and client's audit.log (1.62 KB, application/x-gzip)
2012-10-16 10:07 EDT, Karel Srot
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Description Karel Srot 2012-10-16 10:06:34 EDT
Description of problem:

rsyslog-gssapi gives rsyslog ability to use gssapi, see

But the rsyslog both on client and server is blocked by selinux.
AVC messages attached.

For some strange reason, rsyslog on the client is using krb5 ticket (initiated by root) instead of keytab file (as the rsyslog server does).

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
set up gssapi according to 

Be aware that rsyslog gssapi functionality is partially broken now but
server <-> client gssapi only connection is working.
Comment 1 Karel Srot 2012-10-16 10:07:27 EDT
Created attachment 628179 [details]
server's and client's  audit.log
Comment 3 Miroslav Grepl 2012-10-17 08:10:11 EDT
Willl backport from Fedora.
Comment 6 Karel Srot 2012-12-12 05:37:31 EST
not fixed yet.. rsyslogd still cannot access root krb5 ticket

# rpm -q selinux-policy
[root@pes-guest-78 rsyslog-gssapi-log-delivery-sanity]# cat ~/client_dontaudit.log | audit2allow 

#============= syslogd_t ==============
#!!!! This avc has a dontaudit rule in the current policy

allow syslogd_t admin_home_t:dir search;
#!!!! This avc has a dontaudit rule in the current policy

allow syslogd_t user_tmp_t:file read;

custom module with 
allow syslogd_t user_tmp_t:file read;
fixed that for me but as I already said, rsyslog doesn't use keytab but krb5 ticket (bug 867032). I believe that the access to krb5 ticket should not be allowed by default but controlled by some selinux boolean.
Comment 8 Miroslav Grepl 2012-12-12 06:44:05 EST
So something what we have for gssd_t.

Comment 9 Karel Srot 2012-12-12 07:17:41 EST
OK, to be more precise, the client part is not fixed. But the server part seems to work fine now.
Comment 10 Miroslav Grepl 2012-12-12 07:26:23 EST
So it needs

Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-21 03:31:28 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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