Matthew Saltzman mjs at
Sat Sep 24 16:14:58 UTC 2005

On Fri, 23 Sep 2005, Stephen Smalley wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-09-23 at 16:09 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
>> Can nobody here help with this (and if not, where could I go for
>> assistance)?  selinux-policy-targeted-1.27.1-2.1 does not solve the
>> problem.

It also appears that there is a regression in acpid's ability to write log 
files.  My suspend script writes battery usage stats to 
/var/log/battery.log.  Since the most recent update, access to that file 
is denied.

Several records like this appear in audit.log:

type=AVC msg=audit(1127578352.719:7582708): avc:  denied  { append } for 
pid=3860 comm="thinkpad-T4x-su" name="battery.log" dev=dm-0 ino=910036 
scontext=system_u:system_r:apmd_t tcontext=system_u:object_r:var_log_t 

>> From the audit messages you posted, I would have expected that:
> - a new type would have been assigned to /usr/share/hwdata, and apmd_t
> would have been allowed to read it.
> - tmp_domain(apmd_t) would have been added to enable it to create its
> own temporary files under /tmp without disturbing anyone else's
> temporary files.
> Looking at the latest rawhide targeted policy (1.27.1-5), it looks like
> the tmp_domain() has been added, it has been directly allowed to read
> usr_t (which I would have preferred not doing) and it has been made
> unconfined in targeted policy (which seems overkill).  So I would expect
> your scripts to work just fine with that policy, even though I'd still
> favor adding a new type for /usr/share/hwdata and not making apmd_t
> completely unconfined.

 		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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