Bug 989218 - AVC because nsdc try to read something in /root
AVC because nsdc try to read something in /root
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Grepl
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2013-07-28 09:26 EDT by Michael Scherer
Modified: 2016-07-19 06:16 EDT (History)
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patch fixing the issue (723 bytes, patch)
2013-07-30 12:19 EDT, Michael Scherer
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Description Michael Scherer 2013-07-28 09:26:01 EDT
It seems there is a cron job that produce avc shipped with nsd, a dns server :

type=AVC msg=audit(1375016461.763:348120): avc:  denied  { search } for  pid=29878 comm="nsdc" name="root" dev="dm-1" ino=390153 scontext=system_u:system_r:nsd_crond_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:admin_home_t:s0 tclass=dir

type=AVC msg=audit(1375016461.717:348113): avc:  denied  { getattr } for  pid=29861 comm="nsdc" path="/root" dev="dm-1" ino=390153 scontext=system_u:system_r:nsd_crond_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:admin_home_t:s0 tclass=dir

the cron job is /etc/cron.hourly/nsd

But I do not know why it try to read anything there, as i cannot find why when running with strace. I am not sure that's a problem in the policy, or a problem in nsdc.
Comment 1 Paul Wouters 2013-07-28 15:55:06 EDT
It looks like it is the shell script /usr/sbin/nsdc that's causing this.

Perhaps add a "cd ~nsd" near the top of that script?
Comment 2 Miroslav Grepl 2013-07-29 04:48:15 EDT
We can either fix a script or add dontuadit rules. I guess everything works correctly.
Comment 3 Michael Scherer 2013-07-29 10:50:19 EDT
I would choose "fix the script". Let me give a test run, I will report if it worked.
Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2013-07-29 14:05:43 EDT
It is probably looking at its homedir.
Comment 5 Paul Wouters 2013-07-29 15:13:23 EDT
the homedir of nsd is not /etc/unbound but /etc/nsd/
Comment 6 Michael Scherer 2013-07-29 17:18:45 EDT
So :

cd ~nsd

just after [ -r /etc/sysconfig/nsd ] && . /etc/sysconfig/nsd

fix the issue. I can cook a proper patch tomorow
Comment 7 Daniel Walsh 2013-07-29 19:56:49 EDT
What I meant is it is probably looking at the homedir of UID=0, which would be /root.
Comment 8 Paul Wouters 2013-07-30 03:38:33 EDT
michael: that would only work for RHEL 5/6 that uses initscripts. It would not fix the issue when using systemd that currently has:

ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/nsdc -c /etc/nsd/nsd.conf rebuild
ExecStart=/usr/sbin/nsd -D -c /etc/nsd/nsd.conf $OTHER_NSD_OPTS
ExecReload=/usr/sbin/nsdc -c /etc/nsd/nsd.conf rebuild
ExecReload=/usr/sbin/nsdc -c /etc/nsd/nsd.conf reload
# notify blocks on misconfigurations - but does show it very loudly
ExecReload=/usr/sbin/nsdc -c /etc/nsd/nsd.conf notify
ExecStop=/usr/sbin/nsdc -c /etc/nsd/nsd.conf patch
ExecStop=/usr/sbin/nsdc -c /etc/nsd/nsd.conf stop

So I think it's better for this to get into /usr/sbin/nsdc
Comment 9 Michael Scherer 2013-07-30 12:18:49 EDT
We are speaking of the cronjob, not of the initscript, see the patch I am gonna attach.

I did test on Fedora 19 on my server, a,d I checked there is no AVC at all when systemd start, stop or restart nsd on Fedora 19.

The only issue is the cronjob, and this is fixed with a change of directory.

And adding cd ~nsd in the nsdc tool is gonna break people using relative path with -c.
Comment 10 Michael Scherer 2013-07-30 12:19:36 EDT
Created attachment 780743 [details]
patch fixing the issue
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