Bug 950106 - SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/mkdir from 'write' accesses on the directory /home/jan/.texlive2012/texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/jknappen/ec.
Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/mkdir from 'write' 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:559a9c29ad03a077ddf880ffc68...
: 1662594 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-04-09 16:00 UTC by Jan Teichmann
Modified: 2019-01-09 10:13 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2014-02-05 20:33:04 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Jan Teichmann 2013-04-09 16:00:26 UTC
Description of problem:
SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/mkdir from 'write' accesses on the directory /home/jan/.texlive2012/texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/jknappen/ec.

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

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

Additional Information:
Source Context                unconfined_u:unconfined_r:thumb_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context                unconfined_u:object_r:user_home_t:s0
Target Objects                /home/jan/.texlive2012/texmf-
                              var/fonts/pk/ljfour/jknappen/ec [ dir ]
Source                        mkdir
Source Path                   /usr/bin/mkdir
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           coreutils-8.17-8.fc18.x86_64
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.11.1-86.fc18.noarch
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed) 3.8.5-201.fc18.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu
                              Mar 28 21:01:19 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   12
First Seen                    2013-04-09 14:48:08 BST
Last Seen                     2013-04-09 14:48:13 BST
Local ID                      04c06ce1-1db0-43a2-862d-b0393ea95cd6

Raw Audit Messages
type=AVC msg=audit(1365515293.219:413): avc:  denied  { write } for  pid=4249 comm="cp" name="ec" dev="dm-3" ino=7734487 scontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:thumb_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=unconfined_u:object_r:user_home_t:s0 tclass=dir

type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1365515293.219:413): arch=x86_64 syscall=open success=no exit=EACCES a0=7fffe4e226ac a1=c1 a2=1b6 a3=7fffe4e20b60 items=0 ppid=4171 pid=4249 auid=1000 uid=1000 gid=1000 euid=1000 suid=1000 fsuid=1000 egid=1000 sgid=1000 fsgid=1000 ses=2 tty=(none) comm=cp exe=/usr/bin/cp subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:thumb_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

Hash: mkdir,thumb_t,user_home_t,dir,write


#============= thumb_t ==============
allow thumb_t user_home_t:dir write;

audit2allow -R
require {
	type thumb_t;

#============= thumb_t ==============

Additional info:
hashmarkername: setroubleshoot
kernel:         3.8.5-201.fc18.x86_64
type:           libreport

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2013-04-09 17:00:35 UTC
Any idea what thumbnail application is doing this?

Comment 2 Jan Teichmann 2013-04-09 17:07:23 UTC
Unfortunately, no. Is there any way I could find out or provide more relevant  information?

Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2013-04-09 18:24:39 UTC
ps -eZ | grep thumb_t

Comment 4 Jan Teichmann 2013-04-11 13:27:36 UTC
I removed texlive-dvips and reinstalled it to trigger the thumbnail application reproducing the SE problem. But it didn't reproduce the SE warning and nothing in the ps -eZ | grep thumb_t output.

Comment 5 Fedora End Of Life 2013-12-21 12:44:22 UTC
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Comment 6 Fedora End Of Life 2014-02-05 20:33:04 UTC
Fedora 18 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2014-01-14. Fedora 18 is
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Comment 7 Lukas Vrabec 2019-01-09 10:13:48 UTC
*** Bug 1662594 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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