Bug 971871 - [NetworkManager] SELinux is preventing /usr/libexec/nm-dhcp-helper from write access on the sock_file private-dhcp
[NetworkManager] SELinux is preventing /usr/libexec/nm-dhcp-helper from write...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Grepl
Ben Levenson
: 996293 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2013-06-07 09:25 EDT by Jirka Klimes
Modified: 2016-01-04 01:03 EST (History)
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Description Jirka Klimes 2013-06-07 09:25:12 EDT
Please allow 'nm-dhcp-helper' binary to write to '/var/run/NetworkManager/private-dhcp' socket.

nm-dhcp-helper replaces nm-dhcp-client.action in the newest NM code.
DHCP now works even without a D-Bus daemon and a private socket 'private-dhcp' is used.

For more information you can look at this commit: 

The problem has been found while trying a latest git upstream snapshot in Fedora/RHEL7.

Raw Audit Messages
type=AVC msg=audit(1370604018.809:1574): avc:  denied  { write } for  pid=6098 comm="nm-dhcp-helper" name="private-dhcp" dev="tmpfs" ino=19171 scontext=system_u:system_r:dhcpc_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:NetworkManager_var_run_t:s0 tclass=sock_file

type=AVC msg=audit(1370604018.809:1574): avc:  denied  { connectto } for  pid=6098 comm="nm-dhcp-helper" path="/run/NetworkManager/private-dhcp" scontext=system_u:system_r:dhcpc_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:system_r:NetworkManager_t:s0 tclass=unix_stream_socket

type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1370604018.809:1574): arch=x86_64 syscall=connect success=yes exit=0 a0=3 a1=7fffd1b11b10 a2=26 a3=7fffd1b118c0 items=0 ppid=5880 pid=6098 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 ses=4294967295 tty=(none) comm=nm-dhcp-helper exe=/usr/libexec/nm-dhcp-helper subj=system_u:system_r:dhcpc_t:s0 key=(null)

Hash: nm-dhcp-helper,dhcpc_t,NetworkManager_var_run_t,sock_file,write
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2013-06-07 13:48:50 EDT
fixed in selinux-policy-3.12.1-48.el7
Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2013-09-16 12:59:26 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 20 development cycle.
Changing version to '20'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-09-25 16:40:25 EDT
selinux-policy-3.12.1-83.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-09-26 20:43:52 EDT
Package selinux-policy-3.12.1-83.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing selinux-policy-3.12.1-83.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-10-02 02:44:01 EDT
Package selinux-policy-3.12.1-84.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing selinux-policy-3.12.1-84.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 7 Jirka Klimes 2013-11-08 16:41:29 EST
*** Bug 996293 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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