SELinux (Security-Enhanced Linux) is an implementation of a flexible mandatory, role-based access control architecture on Linux. It is primarily used to confine system processes.

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SELINUX not installing on Hyper-V Debian Jessie VM

I'm currently trying to install SELINUX on Debian Jessie VM. I'm following the instructions on the Debian website here Once I've completed the installation, I make a change to /etc/default/rcS to ...
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selinux on squashfs with overlayfs

Is it possible to use SELinux on a system with a squashfs root with an overlayfs overlay for read-write operations? On funtoo (gentoo), I booted with SELinux enabled in permissive mode to see what ...
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Restart a service through apache

I am using CentOS 6.6 I trying to call service command in PHP code exec("sudo -u kouser bash ./1.bash 2>&1",$output,$code); 1.bash #!/bin/bash sudo service httpd graceful The output of ...
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Important files to be backup [closed]

I need to know what is the most important files to be backup in Linux server.
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Can SELinux filter system calls?

Let's say I want to restrict use of the system call shutdown to /sbin/mount or filter the arguments that get passed to the system call mount. Can SELinux policy be used to achieve this?
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Standard Package updates of selinux-policy-*

I am wondering if after installing an update of a selinux-policy-* package you are using, do you need to reset all the labels in the system (i.e. fixfiles onboot) in order to keep the policy ...
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Samba share not working on second hard drive

I have a centos7 file server with a samba share on the main drive and this is working fine. However I have tried to add a share on a second drive with the same setting but machines on the network are ...
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How to read/change SELinux context on mounted ext4 image from non-SELinux system?

I have a Linux system (Arch Linux) without SELinux support. I would not like to configure such support on my system. Now, I have an ext4 volume image which is known to have some SELinux context set on ...
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Benchmarking under SELinux Sandbox with Phoronix Test Suite

I would like to run the Phoronix Test Suite 6.2.2 under the SELinux sandbox on Fedora 23, but I can't execute it using $ sandbox ./phoronix-test-suite. I probably don't have the correct SELinux type. ...
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Adding fcontext to unconfined application

This feels like the most horrid twist of fate ever... A user is having me setup tomEE (apache-tomee-jaxrs-1.7.4). This is on a RHEL6 machine. I've installed from the tarball available from apache's ...
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SELinux, ProFTPd and the silent log

I need a FTP server on my machine, a Fedora 23. I want a simple setup, and I decided for ProFTPd and authentication with mod_auth_unix.c (this is just about my machine). I installed ProFTPd and ...
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Defining a group of ports for SELinux

At my organization, we use a piece of software for instrumenting and monitoring our servers. Since this piece of software neither supports SELinux nor SystemD, we are currently working on improving ...
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SELinux, MySQL, and shared memory

On an SELinux enabled Oracle Linux 6 host, I have a product using MySQL as its underlying database and, through the database, is trying to access /dev/shm. /dev/shm mounts with context tmpfs_t, by ...
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How to isolate my browser?

I want to protect my data against a browser exploit, by forbidding Firefox to access any file beside : ~/.mozilla/ ~/Downloads/ I tried to create another user account with which I would run ...
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SELinux crashed data system

I wanted to change the type of some data for SELinux and I made a typo and sent the following command into the prompt as the root user: semanage fcontext -a -t openvpn _etc_t / Now my system ...
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chcon: can't apply partial context to unlabeled file '/usr/sbin/xrdp'

Sorry guys but I'm not a linux nerd (yet) and whenever I'm trying to execute this line to configure SELinux to install xrdp from this tutorial : ...
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SELinux httpd CentOS

I'm having trouble with SELinux and Apache DokuWiki on my CentOS 7 box. First I was unable to read the html directory contents. I disabled SELinux to test and a test index.html that I placed there ...
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what does policycoreutils-devel do with regards to SElinux in relation to rhcsa

I am studying for the RHCSA exam with multiple supporting materials along with an 'official' course. One of my supplemental materials references installing policycoreutils-devel with relation to the ...
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SELinux forbits ACPI/udev hook to use sudo

I have a ThinkPad X220 Tablet which has a twistable display. The thinkpad-scripts collection which I wrote with a friend hooks into the hardware event (as root) and then runs a script. This is the ...
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SELinux prevents auto-umount of ecryptfs

I'm running SELinux and ecryptfs on a Debian machine. When a user logs out, unfortunately it's home directory is not unmounted, and I get the following error in audit.log: type=USER_AVC ...
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Filebased SELinux booleans

I'm trying to get numba running on my Debian server in SELinux enforcing mode. Numba is build on LLVMs jit compiler. The problem is, LLVM insists on having memory, which is writeable and executable at ...
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Share host directory between multiple containers vs. SELinux

Sharing a host directory with a docker container usually is easy enough: $ docker create -v /path/to/hostdir:/path/inside/container --name conta ... Things get more complicated, if SELinux is ...
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Selinux inode security struct allocation

i'm trying to understand allocation of inode_security_struct in Selinux. I looked for a source code of selinux and there is only one allocation of this struct on line 230 in hooks.c file. This ...
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SELinux + MergerFS (fuse) not working well together

I have been trying now for several days to get my new server up and running. I am running CentOS with MergerFS to pool my drives and samba to host to my windows machines. All of this running in ...
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Timeouts with authd on CentOS 7

I am currently trying to augment my mailsystem by allowing servers that received mails from me within the last ten seconds to perform ident lookups. While the needed iptables rules are working ...
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SELinux not allowing read files on ~/.cert

I'm new to Fedora 23 and SELinux. I use an OpenVPN client through NetworkManager. I stored all the files I needed OpenVPN to access (certificate, CA and private key) inside ~/.cert and ran updatecon ...
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Nvidia drivers not loading correctly on Fedora 23

I just installed the nvidia drivers on fedora 23 (kernels 4.2.3 and 4.3.5), and it worked fine for 1 or 2 restarts, but during my last few reboots, cinnamon has crashed and started in fallback mode ...
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selinux allow port 8332 porttype

selinux is blocking port 8332. Now I want to unlock it. But what porttype do I have to use for an rpc connection? This is the message I get: SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/php-fpm from name_connect ...
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'syntax error' at token '' on line 6:

I'm quite new to Linux and I need to build a local policy SElinux module. I'm compiling with audit2allow from a file containing the following lines : module lockx11vnc 1.1; require { class ...
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Recreating local selinux contexts after OS Reinstallation

We have added a few specific contexts to our SELinux via the "semanage fcontext ..." command. The patterns are stored in /etc/selinux/targetd/contexts/files/file_contexts.local. Assuming that we ...
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apply proper security labels during filesystem restore

When restoring a filesystem on a separate system (i.e., possibly a different system than the one where the filesystem was originally mounted and in use), I would like to apply the correct security ...
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SELinux is not logging anywhere

I have SELinux in permissive mode enabled on CentOS7 system. But it doesn't seem to produce any logs. No new files in /var/log/audit, grep -i selinux /var/log/messages* finds nothing. sestatus ...
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Can using chcon to essentially bypass selinux be less secure than setting selinux to permissive?

I was wondering if it is possible to make a CentOS 7 server less secure by using chcon than it would be if SELinux were in Permissive mode. I am essentially trying to set up Phusion Passenger with ...
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User cron jobs are not being executed any more (perhaps SELinux)

I have the following output as a user running crontab -l: #Ansible: backup-external chaos */20 * * * * flock --nonblock /home/mu/.cache/backup-external.lock backup-external chaos */20 * * * * ...
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no iptables, no selinux, port 81 in virtualhost still not working

I try to open port 81 as a virtualhost. after setting apache, I can CURL localhost:81 from local machine and get response(yes it was listening port 81). However, when visit the same address from ...
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nginx server never resolves

I have set up an nginx server which is a proxy for port 80 to http://127.0.0.1:3000, but the request never gets through. It just infinitely loads. I have tried sudo /sbin/iptables -I INPUT -p tcp -m ...
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Cannot access server outside of server`

I have a node server listening on port 80. If I send a request to it like this: request('http://127.0.0.1:80',function(err,res,data) {console.log(data)}) It works. It returns what I would expect. ...
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Why does audit2why have nothing to do?

I know I have an issue with SElinux. So I am following a tutorial that will help me understand the nature of the file access problems I am having. That was I can still have SElinux enforce as supposed ...
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Wrong role and type on login

I'm on an Ubuntu 14.04 derivative, elementary OS Freya. I have installed and configured SELinux using the selinux-policy-default package, which contains a lot of modules. I've also added my user to ...
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Suitable permissions for owncloud /data directory using nginx under centos

Having the following software: nginx web server centos 7.1 OS owncloud 8 Application https Web Browsing Protocol PHP-FPM After resolving the issue of /config directory permissions, we reached ...
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SELinux error while installing Awesome WM packages

After installing Awesome wm packages: awesome.x86_64 rancid.x86_64 vicious.noarch I'm getting an error in SELinux Troubleshooter: The source process: useradd Attempted this access: create ...
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Do I need to create a module for a new program or just use an existing one?

We have been developing a program at work to be run on a CentOS image. This program is very critical for us, so we need it to run in a very secure context. So, I was thinking of using SELinux to ...
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Unable to emerge SystemD on Hardened/SELinux

I'm on the hardened/linux/amd64/selinux profile on a recent Stage 3 of Gentoo amd64. I'm trying to install SystemD, and I see the following: > emerge -aq sys-apps/ The following mask changes are ...
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Where does samba_share_t come from

I have samba installed, selinux in enforcing mode, samba shares works fine. But I am not sure where samba_share_t is defined? semanage fcontext -l | grep samba_share_t does not return anything. ...
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crontab and selinux

I have Drupal 7 on RHEL 7 and it looks like SELinux blocks crontab. aureport -a showes 90. 11/27/2015 01:32:35 httpd system_u:system_r:httpd_t:s0 87 file unlink system_u:object_r:httpd_log_t:s0 ...
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What are SELinux “.lst” files under /usr/share/selinux/targeted on CentOS 7?

I can see several ".lst" file under /usr/share/selinux/targeted on CentOS 7: base.lst modules-base.lst modules-contrib.lst nonbasemodules.lst ".lst" files contain a list of SELinux policy ...
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HOWTO: Fix “Cannot parse sensitivity level in s0” error when attempting to start a KVM VM after a major OS upgrade

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T430 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 with kernel 2.6.32-573.8.1.el6.x86_64. This is a work computer and my corporate policy states that I must keep my operating system up ...
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Benchmarking With SELinux

I've been performing some benchmarking tasks on freshly installed CentOS machines with SELinux enabled and disabled. The tasks include copying files of various sizes, sending variable amounts of data ...
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Need help deciphering a particular SELinux/AVC error

As a SELinux newbie this avc error ( as generated by ausearch ) has me confused. time->Fri Nov 13 16:04:49 2015 type=PROCTITLE msg=audit(1447452289.136:242): proctitle="/opt/firefox/firefox" ...
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why isn't .htaccess redirecting requests on CentOS 7?

A web app running on CentOS 7 with Apache 2.4 recently changed its domain name from olddomain.com to newdomain.com. The structure of the app at the newdomain.com is different than on the ...