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Bug 981998 - SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/ovs-appctl from 'write' accesses on the file
SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/ovs-appctl from 'write' accesses on the file o...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Unspecified
unspecified Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: Miroslav Grepl
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-07-07 12:19 EDT by Ian Pilcher
Modified: 2013-07-13 23:39 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.12.1-63.fc19
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Last Closed: 2013-07-13 23:39:40 EDT
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Description Ian Pilcher 2013-07-07 12:19:44 EDT
Description of problem:
SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/ovs-appctl from 'write' accesses on the file

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

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

Additional Information:
Source Context                system_u:system_r:logrotate_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context                system_u:object_r:openvswitch_var_run_t:s0
Target Objects       [ file ]
Source                        ovs-appctl
Source Path                   /usr/bin/ovs-appctl
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           openvswitch-1.10.0-2.fc19.x86_64
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.12.1-59.fc19.noarch
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed) 3.9.9-301.fc19.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu
                              Jul 4 15:10:36 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   2
First Seen                    2013-07-07 03:11:04 CDT
Last Seen                     2013-07-07 03:11:04 CDT
Local ID                      a01c115d-7195-4d6a-995b-435fe52aef00

Raw Audit Messages
type=AVC msg=audit(1373184664.592:186): avc:  denied  { write } for  pid=11044 comm="ovs-appctl" name="" dev="tmpfs" ino=15055 scontext=system_u:system_r:logrotate_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:openvswitch_var_run_t:s0 tclass=file

type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1373184664.592:186): arch=x86_64 syscall=open success=no exit=EACCES a0=7fc4a4798080 a1=2 a2=1b6 a3=c items=0 ppid=11041 pid=11044 auid=0 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 ses=10 tty=(none) comm=ovs-appctl exe=/usr/bin/ovs-appctl subj=system_u:system_r:logrotate_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

Hash: ovs-appctl,logrotate_t,openvswitch_var_run_t,file,write

Additional info:
reporter:       libreport-2.1.5
hashmarkername: setroubleshoot
kernel:         3.9.9-301.fc19.x86_64
type:           libreport

Potential duplicate: bug 902438
Comment 1 Ian Pilcher 2013-07-07 12:23:04 EDT
This looks to be logwatch/logrotate-related.
Comment 2 Ian Pilcher 2013-07-07 12:39:02 EDT
It's logrotate:


2013-07-07T08:11:04Z|00001|daemon|WARN|/var/run/openvswitch/ open: Permission denied
ovs-appctl: cannot read pidfile "/var/run/openvswitch/" (Permission denied)
2013-07-07T08:11:04Z|00001|daemon|WARN|/var/run/openvswitch/ open: Permission denied
ovs-appctl: cannot read pidfile "/var/run/openvswitch/" (Permission denied)
error: error running shared postrotate script for '/var/log/openvswitch/*.log '
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2013-07-08 18:48:13 EDT
chcon -t openvswitch_exec_t /usr/bin/ovs-appctl

Should fix this problem for now.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-07-11 04:58:40 EDT
selinux-policy-3.12.1-63.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-07-11 22:58:11 EDT
Package selinux-policy-3.12.1-63.fc19:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing selinux-policy-3.12.1-63.fc19'
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 2013-07-13 23:39:40 EDT
selinux-policy-3.12.1-63.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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