ifconfig SELinux alert in Fedora 11

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Mon Jun 22 09:37:10 UTC 2009

On 22/06/09 07:58, Paul Howarth wrote:
> 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
> NetworkManager:
> type=AVC msg=audit(1245653684.772:27): avc:  denied  { read } for
> pid=5486 comm="openvpn" name="mls" dev=selinuxfs ino=12
> scontext=system_u:system_r:openvpn_t:s0
> 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.

Just got this one too, after running "rndc querylog" to turn on named's 
query logging from a root shell.

type=AVC msg=audit(1245663191.793:115): avc:  denied  { read } for 
pid=21774 comm="rndc" name="mls" dev=selinuxfs ino=12 
tcontext=system_u:object_r:security_t:s0 tclass=file
type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1245663191.793:115): arch=c000003e syscall=2 
success=no exit=-13 a0=7fffa1a717d0 a1=0 a2=7fffa1a717dc a3=fffffff8 
items=0 ppid=14800 pid=21774 auid=500 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 
egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=pts4 ses=5 comm="rndc" exe="/usr/sbin/rndc" 
subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:ndc_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)


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