Small bug in apache.fc

Stephen Smalley sds at
Mon Apr 3 13:24:09 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-04-01 at 18:15 -0500, Harry Hoffman wrote:
> Hi,
> apache.fc allows for webroot location to be under /srv but selinux
> currently stops apache from searching under /srv (at least this seems to
> be the case to me, but I'm fairly new to selinux).
> From: file_contexts/program/apache.fc
> /srv/([^/]*/)?www(/.*)?         system_u:object_r:httpd_sys_content_t
> a ls -lZ of /  shows:
> drwxr-xr-x  root     root     system_u:object_r:default_t      srv
> running audit2allow -i /var/log/messages shows:
> allow httpd_t default_t:dir search;
> adding a local.te policy with:
> allow httpd_t default_t:dir search;
> fixes the problem and allows httpd to start without issue.

Better to put a different type on /srv, so that you don't have to expose
otherwise unspecified directories to searching by httpd.

Stephen Smalley
National Security Agency

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