ifconfig SELinux alert in Fedora 11

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Mon Jun 22 06:58:35 UTC 2009

On Sun, 21 Jun 2009 01:49:01 +0530
Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:

> On 06/20/2009 04:41 PM, Daniel J Walsh wrote:
> > On 06/19/2009 05:54 AM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > 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.
> It happens everytime I connect to a CDMA network via NetworkManager
> and run vpnc.
> Rahul

I've just had a very similar denial, when starting openvpn via

type=AVC msg=audit(1245653684.772:27): avc:  denied  { read } for
pid=5486 comm="openvpn" name="mls" dev=selinuxfs ino=12
tcontext=system_u:object_r:security_t:s0 tclass=file type=SYSCALL
msg=audit(1245653684.772:27): arch=c000003e syscall=2 success=no
exit=-13 a0=7fff5652e270 a1=0 a2=7fff5652e27c a3=fffffff8 items=0
ppid=5475 pid=5486 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0
egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm="openvpn"
exe="/usr/sbin/openvpn" subj=system_u:system_r:openvpn_t:s0 key=(null)

Didn't stop openvpn working.


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