Bug 998974 - setsebool prints bad nonexisting-boolean error message, only once after permanent booleans change
setsebool prints bad nonexisting-boolean error message, only once after perma...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: policycoreutils (Show other bugs)
6.5
All Linux
urgent Severity urgent
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Assigned To: Miroslav Grepl
BaseOS QE Security Team
: Regression
: 1008851 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 993793 972747
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Reported: 2013-08-20 08:56 EDT by Michal Trunecka
Modified: 2014-09-30 19:35 EDT (History)
11 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: policycoreutils-2.0.83-19.35.el6
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: 1002529 (view as bug list)
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Last Closed: 2013-11-21 06:08:19 EST
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Description Michal Trunecka 2013-08-20 08:56:00 EDT
Description of problem:

When trying to permanently change nonexisting boolean, following error message is shown:
"Failed to change boolean xyz: Success"

But it happens only once after some other correct permanent boolean change:

###### correct permanent change
    # setsebool -P ftp_home_dir 1

###### Trying to change non-existing boolean, bad error only once:
    # setsebool -P xyz=1
    Failed to change boolean xyz: Success
    # setsebool -P xyz=1
    Failed to change boolean xyz: No such file or directory
    # setsebool -P xyz=1
    Failed to change boolean xyz: No such file or directory

###### correct permanent change
    # setsebool -P ftp_home_dir 0

###### Trying to change non-existing boolean:
    # setsebool -P xyz=1
    Failed to change boolean xyz: Success
    # setsebool -P xyz=1
    Failed to change boolean xyz: No such file or directory


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
policycoreutils-2.0.83-19.32.el6.x86_64
Comment 1 Miroslav Grepl 2013-08-28 07:48:20 EDT
We could change to have

#setsebool -P aa=1
Could not change boolean aa
#echo $?
255
#setsebool -P ftp_home_dir 0
#echo $?
0
#setsebool -P aa=1
Could not change boolean aa
#echo $?
255

So we won't see the issue which Michal described.
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2013-08-28 15:30:21 EDT
That is strange, why does it happen?
Comment 3 Miroslav Grepl 2013-08-29 05:33:17 EDT
It looks it also happens on Fedora. 

sh-4.2# setsebool -P aa=1
Failed to change boolean aa: No such file or directory
sh-4.2# setsebool -P ftp_home_dir 0
sh-4.2# setsebool -P aa=1
Failed to change boolean aa: Success

Need to try to do more debugging.
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2013-09-05 06:10:33 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.  Product
Management has requested further review of this request by
Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red Hat
Enterprise Linux release for currently deployed products.
This request is not yet committed for inclusion in a release.
Comment 8 Miroslav Grepl 2013-09-16 13:57:27 EDT
Fixed in policycoreutils-2.0.83-19.35.el6
Comment 9 Miroslav Grepl 2013-09-17 07:44:56 EDT
*** Bug 1008851 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Miroslav Grepl 2013-09-17 09:03:10 EDT
*** Bug 1008790 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 Miroslav Grepl 2013-09-17 09:35:21 EDT
# rpm -q policycoreutils
policycoreutils-2.0.83-19.35.el6.x86_64

# setsebool -P aa=1
Boolean aa is not defined

# getsebool ftp_home_dir
ftp_home_dir --> off
# setsebool -P ftp_home_dir 1
# getsebool ftp_home_dir
ftp_home_dir --> on
Comment 13 Miroslav Grepl 2013-09-17 11:25:04 EDT
(In reply to Miroslav Grepl from comment #12)
> # rpm -q policycoreutils
> policycoreutils-2.0.83-19.35.el6.x86_64
> 
> # setsebool -P aa=1
> Boolean aa is not defined
> 
> # getsebool ftp_home_dir
> ftp_home_dir --> off
> # setsebool -P ftp_home_dir 1
> # getsebool ftp_home_dir
> ftp_home_dir --> on

For QA.
Comment 16 errata-xmlrpc 2013-11-21 06:08:19 EST
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2013-1608.html

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