Bug 987179 - SELinux is preventing /usr/libexec/kde4/kdm_config from using the 'net_admin' capabilities.
SELinux is preventing /usr/libexec/kde4/kdm_config from using the 'net_admin'...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kde-workspace (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Unspecified
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Reported: 2013-07-22 17:26 EDT by Juan Orti
Modified: 2015-02-17 11:18 EST (History)
13 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 11:18:45 EST
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/etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc (1.58 KB, text/plain)
2013-07-25 04:23 EDT, Juan Orti
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Description Juan Orti 2013-07-22 17:26:03 EDT
Description of problem:
SELinux is preventing /usr/libexec/kde4/kdm_config from using the 'net_admin' capabilities.

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

If cree que kdm_config debería tener la capacidad de net_admin de forma predeterminada.
Then debería reportar esto como un error.
Puede generar un módulo de política local para permitir este acceso.
permita el acceso momentáneamente executando:
# grep kdm_config /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol
# semodule -i mypol.pp

Additional Information:
Source Context                system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context                system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Objects                 [ capability ]
Source                        kdm_config
Source Path                   /usr/libexec/kde4/kdm_config
Port                          <Desconocido>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           kdm-4.10.4-5.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                   1
First Seen                    2013-07-09 23:03:49 CEST
Last Seen                     2013-07-09 23:03:49 CEST
Local ID                      ee180f6b-d5fb-443b-a1cf-ef21a1b51f60

Raw Audit Messages
type=AVC msg=audit(1373403829.91:31): avc:  denied  { net_admin } for  pid=943 comm="kdm_config" capability=12  scontext=system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tclass=capability

type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1373403829.91:31): arch=x86_64 syscall=ioctl success=no exit=ENODEV a0=4 a1=8933 a2=7fff4ec34680 a3=a items=0 ppid=932 pid=943 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 ses=4294967295 tty=(none) comm=kdm_config exe=/usr/libexec/kde4/kdm_config subj=system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

Hash: kdm_config,xdm_t,xdm_t,capability,net_admin

Additional info:
reporter:       libreport-2.1.5
hashmarkername: setroubleshoot
kernel:         3.9.9-302.fc19.x86_64
type:           libreport
Comment 1 Miroslav Grepl 2013-07-24 09:53:00 EDT
Just interested why net_admin is needed by kdm_config.

              Perform various network-related operations:
              * interface configuration;
              * administration of IP  firewall,  masquerading,  and
              * modify routing tables;
              * bind to any address for transparent proxying;
              * set type-of-service (TOS)
              * clear driver statistics;
              * set promiscuous mode;
              * enabling multicasting;
              * use  setsockopt(2)  to  set  the  following  socket
                options: SO_DEBUG, SO_MARK, SO_PRIORITY (for a pri‐
                ority  outside  the  range 0 to 6), SO_RCVBUFFORCE,
                and SO_SNDBUFFORCE.
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2013-07-24 09:57:26 EDT
Good question, reporter, can you describe which kdm options you were configuring when this occurred?

(Offhand, I'd say kdm_config probably does not require this access, but that doesn't explain why the denial happened in the first place)
Comment 3 Juan Orti 2013-07-25 04:23:04 EDT
Created attachment 778109 [details]

I don't remember to touch anything in the kdm config since upgrading to F19, when I only changed the theme to Schrödinger's Cat.

I also get surprised when I saw this error, because I don't do anything special with kdm, only logon and shutdown.
Comment 4 Martin Bříza 2013-07-29 07:53:40 EDT
kdm_config is just a parser of the kdmrc file. I don't think it does anything else than sending parsed values over a socket to the kdm daemon. I'll take a look if it's doing anything from the actions listed by Miroslav.
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