SELinux and gitosis (FC11)

Miroslav Grepl mgrepl at
Tue Jun 30 17:20:20 UTC 2009

On 06/30/2009 05:21 PM, Jonathan Stott wrote:
> Hi all
> Today I updated to FC11 and gitosis stopped working (gitosis is a collection of scripts for easing multiuser access to git repositories over ssh).  I can tell it's an SELinux problem, because '/sbin/setenforcing 0' clears it up.
> On the server, the git repositories are managed by the 'git' user, which has the guest_u selinux type (though it also fails when given the user_u user).  The home directory (/home/git) has the correct selinux context (user_home_t) as far as I can tell and I've run 'restorecon -Rvv' anyway, just to be sure.  gitosis works by calling a system binary, gitosis-serve, which lives in /usr/bin/ and has the type of 'bin_t'
What is your verison of selinux-policy?

# rpm -q selinux-policy selinux-policy-targeted

gitosis-serve should have the following context:

# ls -Z /usr/bin/gitosis-serve
-rwxr-xr-x. root root system_u:object_r:gitosis_exec_t:s0 /usr/bin/gitosis-serve

>   so guest_u should be able to execute it.  Even with 'setenforcing 0' no AVC denials are created though.  Checking /var/log/secure shows that the key is being accepted, and it seems like the process then hangs.
> Any suggestions appreciated,
> Regards
> Jon
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