ifconfig SELinux alert in Fedora 11

Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at redhat.com
Sat Jun 20 11:11:08 UTC 2009

On 06/19/2009 05:54 AM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 06/19/2009 01:01 AM, Daniel J Walsh wrote:
>> Why would ifconfig be reading the /selinux/mls?
>> Did this app get execed from a different application?  Might be a leaked
>> file descriptor
> I have no idea why it happens. I was merely running NetworkManager.
> Rahul
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Is it continuing to happen or was this a one time occurrence.  The only 
code that I imagine opens and reads /selinux/mls is libselinux and this 
opens it, reads the value and closes the file in the same function call, 
so it can not leak.

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