Bug 984140 - Selinux denies exim using sigkill on exim_t processes
Selinux denies exim using sigkill on exim_t processes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Miroslav Grepl
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2013-07-12 20:17 EDT by Jonathan Briggs
Modified: 2014-02-05 17:07 EST (History)
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Description Jonathan Briggs 2013-07-12 20:17:24 EDT
Description of problem:
I see the following message repeated many times in /var/log/messages:
SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/exim from using the sigkill access on a process.

Here is one of the audit.log lines:
type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1373672475.977:1009): arch=c000003e syscall=62 success=no exit=-13 a0=ffffed98 a1=9 a2=0 a3=7fff038bbaa0 items=0 p
pid=4710 pid=4711 auid=4294967295 uid=76 gid=12 euid=76 suid=76 fsuid=76 egid=12 sgid=12 fsgid=12 ses=4294967295 tty=(none) comm="exim" e
xe="/usr/sbin/exim" subj=system_u:system_r:exim_t:s0 key=(null)

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How reproducible:
Seems to happen at boot time during exim startup.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set exim.service to enabled.
2. Reboot.
Comment 1 Miroslav Grepl 2013-07-16 05:41:12 EDT
We need to see AVC msg.

Re-test it and run

# ausearch -m avc,user_avc -ts recent
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