[Bug 187974] selinux denials of spamd reading files in /var/lib/spamassassin/

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Summary: selinux denials of spamd reading files in /var/lib/spamassassin/


------- Additional Comments From paul at city-fan.org  2006-07-14 13:31 EST -------
(In reply to comment #9)
> (In reply to comment #6)
> > I don't like system space being able to write to users home directories.  System
> > Space is where the bad guys live.  Userspace is where the good stuff is.
> > 
> > As far as /var/lib:
> > Is this something the fedora package changes or is this something new?  Does
> > spamd need to read files in /var/lib?  Does it need to write them there? 
> I use spamassassin with virtual users; in /etc/sysconfig/spamassassin I have:
> SPAMDOPTIONS="-d -c -m5 -x --virtual-config-dir=/home/spamassassin/%u -H" 
> I would very much like to have the user preferences/bayes files somewhere is
> "system space" (/home/spamassassin isn't a real user home directory but has file
> contexts as if it was). However, I couldn't figure out a suitable location to
> put these files. I tried making a directory /var/spool/spamsassassin at first
> but SELinux was much less happy there than where I have it now. So where
> *should* I have this data to keep it in system space?

I note that the spamassassin policy now has spamd_spool_t for

Is the intended use of this for virtual users as I described above?

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