Bug 929371 - SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/irssi from 'create' accesses on the directory irclogs.
Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/irssi from 'create' accesses on the directory ...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 18
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miroslav Grepl
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: abrt_hash:ac579c683525b60607ff71f583b...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-03-30 01:44 UTC by Casey Dahlin
Modified: 2014-06-18 08:47 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-04-18 02:50:53 UTC

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Description Casey Dahlin 2013-03-30 01:44:41 UTC
Description of problem:
I launched irssi for the first time on my new laptop with a copied-over .irssi folder
SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/irssi from 'create' accesses on the directory irclogs.

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

If you believe that irssi should be allowed create access on the irclogs directory 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 irssi /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol
# semodule -i mypol.pp

Additional Information:
Source Context                staff_u:staff_r:irssi_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context                staff_u:object_r:irc_home_t:s0
Target Objects                irclogs [ dir ]
Source                        irssi
Source Path                   /usr/bin/irssi
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           irssi-0.8.15-11.fc18.x86_64
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.11.1-66.fc18.noarch
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed) 3.6.10-4.fc18.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue
                              Dec 11 18:01:27 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   25
First Seen                    2013-03-29 19:26:33 EDT
Last Seen                     2013-03-29 19:26:51 EDT
Local ID                      934156b4-4af9-4752-ae69-a037a43efe96

Raw Audit Messages
type=AVC msg=audit(1364599611.438:680): avc:  denied  { create } for  pid=4827 comm="irssi" name="irclogs" scontext=staff_u:staff_r:irssi_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=staff_u:object_r:irc_home_t:s0 tclass=dir

type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1364599611.438:680): arch=x86_64 syscall=mkdir success=no exit=EACCES a0=129b630 a1=1c0 a2=ffffffffffffff80 a3=15 items=0 ppid=4763 pid=4827 auid=1000 uid=1000 gid=1000 euid=1000 suid=1000 fsuid=1000 egid=1000 sgid=1000 fsgid=1000 tty=pts2 ses=2 comm=irssi exe=/usr/bin/irssi subj=staff_u:staff_r:irssi_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

Hash: irssi,irssi_t,irc_home_t,dir,create

audit2allow -R

Additional info:
hashmarkername: setroubleshoot
kernel:         3.6.10-4.fc18.x86_64
type:           libreport

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2013-04-01 14:00:20 UTC
Where are ircssi and irclogs being stored?

Comment 2 Casey Dahlin 2013-04-01 14:02:25 UTC
irclogs should be in my home folder

Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2013-04-01 14:10:10 UTC
b56b6e5dcf2a4216863aba167aa27f1ab45f826b fixes this in git.

Comment 4 Miroslav Grepl 2013-04-02 09:40:43 UTC
Back ported.

commit 590e0d41abde3ec10a653018d8b8a0f3b1ab43b4
Author: Dan Walsh <dwalsh@redhat.com>
Date:   Mon Apr 1 10:08:40 2013 -0400

    Fix handling of irclogs in users homedir

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-04-15 11:11:06 UTC
selinux-policy-3.11.1-90.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-04-16 00:06:33 UTC
Package selinux-policy-3.11.1-90.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing selinux-policy-3.11.1-90.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-04-18 02:50:54 UTC
selinux-policy-3.11.1-90.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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