[Bug 164992] New: Mod_proxy does not work with SElinux default policy

Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at redhat.com
Wed Aug 3 13:41:43 UTC 2005

Joe Orton wrote:

>I wonder whether this boolean should really just be "on" by default.
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>Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 08:02:27 -0400
>Subject: [Bug 164992]  New: Mod_proxy does not work with SElinux default policy
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>           Summary: Mod_proxy does not work with SElinux default policy
>           Product: Fedora Core
>           Version: fc4
>          Platform: i386
>        OS/Version: Linux
>            Status: NEW
>          Severity: low
>          Priority: normal
>         Component: httpd
>        AssignedTo: jorton at redhat.com
>        ReportedBy: trash_alias at swing.be
>   Estimated Hours: 0.0
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>Description of problem:
>Bad: mod_proxy fail if selinux is enabled
>[Wed Aug 03 13:52:12 2005] [debug] proxy_http.c(67): proxy: HTTP: canonicalising URL //webmail.XXX.be/exchange/
>[Wed Aug 03 13:52:12 2005] [debug] mod_proxy.c(419): Trying to run scheme_handler
>[Wed Aug 03 13:52:12 2005] [debug] proxy_http.c(1062): proxy: HTTP: serving URL https://webmail.XXX.be/exchange/
>[Wed Aug 03 13:52:12 2005] [debug] proxy_http.c(186): proxy: HTTP connecting https://webmail.XXX.be/exchange/ to webmail.XXX.be:443
>[Wed Aug 03 13:52:12 2005] [debug] proxy_util.c(1139): proxy: HTTP: fam 2 socket created to
>connect to webmail.XXX.be
>Bad: [Wed Aug 03 13:52:12 2005] [error] (13)Permission denied: proxy: HTTP: attempt to connect to (webmail.XXX.be) failed
>Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
>selinux-policy-targeted-1.25.3-9 httpd-2.0.54-10.1
>How reproducible:
>Steps to Reproduce:
>1.setenforce 1
>2.access your http server configured ro reverse proxying
>3.fail with message: BAD gateway
>4. setenforce 0
>5. it work.
>Expected Results:  I would expect the default policy to allow proxying and Message is not explicit and I had to search a long time to understand....
>Additional info:
We could allow apache to connect to apache ports by default, if that 
would satisfy this.


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