Bug 915750 - SELinux is preventing graph.cgi from read access on the file /etc/passwd.
Summary: SELinux is preventing graph.cgi from read access on the file /etc/passwd.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 17
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miroslav Grepl
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-02-26 12:47 UTC by Joel Uckelman
Modified: 2013-05-04 00:05 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-05-04 00:04:59 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Joel Uckelman 2013-02-26 12:47:16 UTC
Description of problem:

SELinux is preventing graph.cgi from read access on the file /etc/passwd.

*****  Plugin catchall (100. confidence) suggests  ***************************

If you believe that graph.cgi should be allowed read access on the passwd 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 graph.cgi /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol
# semodule -i mypol.pp

Additional Information:
Source Context                system_u:system_r:httpd_collectd_script_t:s0
Target Context                unconfined_u:object_r:passwd_file_t:s0
Target Objects                /etc/passwd [ file ]
Source                        graph.cgi
Source Path                   graph.cgi
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          clio
Source RPM Packages           perl-5.14.3-221.fc17.x86_64
Target RPM Packages           setup-2.8.48-1.fc17.noarch
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.10.0-167.fc17.noarch
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Host Name                     clio
Platform                      Linux clio 3.7.9-101.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Feb 18
                              22:04:06 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   674
First Seen                    2013-02-26 10:03:50 CET
Last Seen                     2013-02-26 10:30:31 CET
Local ID                      ffeec111-0f09-40de-a9a8-231209ffe4fa

Raw Audit Messages
type=AVC msg=audit(1361871031.989:5701): avc:  denied  { read } for  pid=14683 comm="graph.cgi" name="passwd" dev="dm-0" ino=41162085 scontext=system_u:system_r:httpd_collectd_script_t:s0 tcontext=unconfined_u:object_r:passwd_file_t:s0 tclass=file

type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1361871031.989:5701): arch=x86_64 syscall=open success=no exit=EACCES a0=7fb4c515b6ca a1=80000 a2=1b6 a3=238 items=0 ppid=10041 pid=14683 auid=4294967295 uid=48 gid=48 euid=48 suid=48 fsuid=48 egid=48 sgid=48 fsgid=48 ses=4294967295 tty=(none) comm=graph.cgi exe=/usr/bin/perl subj=system_u:system_r:httpd_collectd_script_t:s0 key=(null)

Hash: graph.cgi,httpd_collectd_script_t,passwd_file_t,file,read


#============= httpd_collectd_script_t ==============
allow httpd_collectd_script_t passwd_file_t:file read;

audit2allow -R

#============= httpd_collectd_script_t ==============
allow httpd_collectd_script_t passwd_file_t:file read;

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install collectd, collectd-web.
2. Start collectd.
3. Load http://localhost/collectd/ to see some graphs.
Actual results:

Loading http://localhost/collectd/ produces a huge stream of SELinux denials.

Expected results:

No denials.

Additional info:

This is what I see in /var/log/httpd/error_log:

[Tue Feb 26 10:30:18 2013] [error] [client] (process:14291): GLib
-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to: Permission denied., referer: http://cl

It appears that graph.cgi is (indirectly) calling Perl's getpwuid, which in turn calls the C function getpwuid_r, which is what tries to read /etc/passwd.

When trying to view graphs, I get *hundreds* of duplicates of the denial reported here.

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2013-02-28 15:16:51 UTC
adebc37ddcad71dc5e728e1da99a532209104f25 fixes this in Rawhide.

Comment 2 Miroslav Grepl 2013-03-04 09:39:22 UTC

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-03-05 14:33:12 UTC
selinux-policy-3.10.0-168.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-03-05 23:30:34 UTC
Package selinux-policy-3.10.0-168.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing selinux-policy-3.10.0-168.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-04-04 08:32:04 UTC
selinux-policy-3.10.0-169.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-05-04 00:05:01 UTC
selinux-policy-3.10.0-169.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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