Bug 984613 - aide generates AVC denials writing to /var/log/aide/aide.log when executed from a cron job
aide generates AVC denials writing to /var/log/aide/aide.log when executed fr...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Miroslav Grepl
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-07-15 10:38 EDT by John F Sullivan
Modified: 2013-07-26 19:05 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.12.1-66.fc19
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Description John F Sullivan 2013-07-15 10:38:31 EDT
Description of problem:
When run as part of a cron job, AIDE generates AVC denials when attempting to write to /var/log/aide/aide.log.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time "aide" is updated as a cron job in /etc/cron.(hourly|daily|weekly|monthly).

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a file in /etc/cron.daily that executes "/usr/sbin/aide --update 2>&1"
2. Check /var/log/audit/audit.log for instances of AVC denials from aide
3. Check email from cron with AIDE report indicating that /var/log/aide/aide.txt cannot be written.

Actual results:
audit2why provides the following explanations:

type=AVC msg=audit(1373873583.328:998): avc:  denied  { write } for  pid=27218 comm="aide" name="aide.log" dev="dm-1" ino=55076 scontext=system_u:system_r:aide_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=unconfined_u:object_r:aide_log_t:s0 tclass=file

        Was caused by:
                Missing type enforcement (TE) allow rule.

                You can use audit2allow to generate a loadable module to allow this access.

type=AVC msg=audit(1373874830.911:999): avc:  denied  { sys_admin } for  pid=27218 comm="aide" capability=21  scontext=system_u:system_r:aide_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:system_r:aide_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tclass=capability

        Was caused by:
                Missing type enforcement (TE) allow rule.

                You can use audit2allow to generate a loadable module to allow this access.

Expected results:
o No AVC denials
o AIDE is able to write to /var/log/aide/aide.log

Additional info:
Issue is resolved by implementing the following policy change:

module local 1.0;

require {
        type aide_t;
        type aide_log_t;
        class capability sys_admin;
        class file write;

#============= aide_t ==============
allow aide_t aide_log_t:file write;
allow aide_t self:capability sys_admin;
Comment 1 Daniel Kopeček 2013-07-18 07:00:44 EDT
Switching to selinux-policy for now. Changes might be needed in both aide and selinux-policy.
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2013-07-18 11:19:13 EDT
I have no problem allowing the write although I would like to know why it needs sys_admin, 

6e47d17e32e671c1ef051dcb5fdfabb53a3526ca allows this in git.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-07-24 10:10:00 EDT
selinux-policy-3.12.1-66.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-07-24 20:34:19 EDT
Package selinux-policy-3.12.1-66.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-3.12.1-66.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-07-26 19:05:10 EDT
selinux-policy-3.12.1-66.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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