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, dovecot and sieve

I've just started learning to configure SELINUX and this morning on my CentOS 6.4 x64 system, with postfix/dovecot/mysql installed, I woke up to the following selinux issue found 1 alerts in ...
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Why setsebool command of SELINUX taking so long and slow?

Hi I am new to the SELINUX and I have noticed the command setsebool take longer time than other linux commands. Such as: setsebool -P ftp_home_dir ON Out of curiosity I want to know why "setsebool" ...
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How do I install SELinux's sandbox utility on Linux Mint Debian Edition?

I'm following the Debian SELinux setup guide with my Linux Mint Debian Edition system. I installed the necessary packages: sudo aptitude install selinux-basics selinux-policy-default selinux-utils ...
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Why setsebool for httpd not working with -P parameter?

I'm trying to disable SELinux for httpd, but when I use the the setsebool command with -P parameter, it doesn't work: setsebool -P http_can_network_connect 1 Nothing happens when I do that ie, the ...
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GDM will not start on boot, unable to login into graphical interface

I am running RHEL 5.8 . SELinux is enabled but in permissive mode. Here are some snippets from /var/log/messages on boot. kernel: type=1400 audit(1360613500.551:6): avc: denied { write } for ...
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How to prevent a process from writing files

I want to run a command on Linux in a way that it cannot create or open any files to write. It should still be able to read files as normal (so an empty chroot is not an option), and still be able to ...
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Gnome terminal fails to start

After upgrading to Fedora 18, on certain occasions, gnome-terminal will fail to launch, requiring me to log out of the desktop and log in again. I tried tracing the error and found the following in ...
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How to set SELinux samba policy to enable dirs deletion/renaming?

I`m lost in trouble with SELinux once more link to my previous solved Q on Samba SELinux When share's users try to delete a dir on share they fail with SELinux advertisement to solve problem do ...
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How to get Wine to work with SELinux?

I want to run a .msi file on Fedora 17. After installing Wine Windows Program Loader on my Linux machine, it failed to run the file. A check on /var/log/messages shows the following line: Jan 11 ...
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SELinux interfering with host/guest file sharing using KVM

I'm running Fedora 17 with KVM and the virtual machine runs okay. I tried to follow this to get access to a file on the host system but SELinux prevents the VM from accessing any files other than ...
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SELinux and samba

I have to set SELinux setenforce Permissive in order to give access to my samba share. I wonder if there is proper way to configure SELinux policy for fedora 17 as good admins do.
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To check which resource is being accessed by which process

I have some process running on my system. I need to list out which of the process at a moment has acquired/is using one or more of these in my system: Ethernet Camera USB Bluetooth WiFi File System ...
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Disable SELinux in apache to stop warning

I keep getting this error when I restart httpd: DocumentRoot does not exist What else can I do besides disable editing /etc/sysconfig/selinux to fix it?
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SELinux - CentOSx86_64: User command limitation

SELinux - CentOSx86_64: User command limitation Is SELinux the right tool for this job? If so, what is the best way to do it? I would like to limit a particular user to only running some list of ...
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How to convert SELinux mypol.te file to semanage commands for a script

Have setup a special logging directory for MySQL logs. This required me to run the command grep mysqld /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol a number of times to authorize MySQL to ...
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How to generate SELinux policies based on logs?

Afaik there is a solution/software that can automatically generate SELinux policies based on logfiles. I just don't know the name of the software/method that can do this..
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How to configure SELinux using samba? Scientific Linux?

when I'm trying to mount a read-only samba share, then I get this messages on the samba server (and timeout on client side) Nov 5 18:45:49 localhost kernel: type=1400 audit(1352137549.469:17): avc: ...
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httpd cant write to folder/file because of selinux

Does anyone know which sebool it is to allow httpd write access to /home/user/html? When I disable selinux echo 0 > /selinux/enforce I can write, so definitely selinux. Just don't know which one is ...
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Scientific Linux 6.3 run evince in SELinux sandbox

I'm trying to run evince in the SELinux sandbox: sandbox -X /usr/bin/evince Unixforpoets.pdf but after waiting for minutes nothing happens, console doesn't outputs anything. So I collected the ...
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chcon fails to fix “cannot enable executable stack as shared object requires” err under RHEL6

I have an application I test at work, that has always failed installation on systems with SELinux enabled. Our published workaround involves issuing a chcon command for the library-file at the center ...
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Debian: unable to set up SELinux

I'm trying to set up SELinux on Debian 6 according to (the instructions reported on the Debian wiki). I've run this commands: apt-get install selinux-basics selinux-policy-default selinux-activate ...
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allow webalizer in selinux (centos)

I roughly followed these instructions: http://library.linode.com/web-applications/analytics/webalizer/centos-5 to install and configure webalizer to run on several VirtualHosts. Unfortunately when i ...
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How do I edit a file and preserve its access control list / SELinux security context?

I'm on CentOS 6.2, and have a file with the alternate access method character displayed as a dot. ls -l myfile -rwxr-x---. 1 me mygroup 172 Aug 13 10:03 myfile ^ This dot. ...
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Why does it take so much time to execute semodule -i mypol.pp?

Command semodule -i mypol.pp takes more than one minute to execute. Why?
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How to mount NFS 3 volumes on Fedora 17?

I installed the package nfs-utils and tried it via: # mount -t nfs server:/mnt /mnt mount.nfs: rpc.statd is not running but is required for remote locking. mount.nfs: Either use '-o nolock' to keep ...
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Can selinux log an application owner name?

So I've set up selinux to log all file access operations in a certain directory. Here's some sample log output when doing an ls from sftp: type=AVC msg=audit(1338465611.221:356): avc: granted { ...
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Why do SELinux policies require a system restart?

When changing SELinux policies, I've been reading that you're required to restart the system. What changes would require this? Are there certain policy changes that would not require a restart?
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How do I set up the SELinux sandbox in Debian?

I've installed SELinux in Debian sid in order to use the sandbox that locks down apps to a restricted enviroment, but I can't get it to work. If I try to use the sandbox command in permissive mode ...
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root can only login with bash restricted mode

I was implementing a series of recommendations to 'harden' my linux server, involving lots and lots of changes. Linux is CentOS 6.2, kernel 2.6.32-220.*. I'm currently using tty2..tty5 (no X/GUI etc) ...
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How to configure SELinux to print date and time in each entry in audit log?

I'm using CentOS 5.5 and by default my /var/log/audit/audit.log looks like this: type=USER_AUTH msg=audit(1331897657.359:8435): user pid=15610 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ...
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How to create Maildir directory with enough permissions for Postfix?

I have CentOS 5.5 with Postfix installed on it. I want to use local delivery agent with default setting, but I want it to store mail with Maildir directory style mailboxes. When I set the mailboxes ...
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What is the best way to learn SELinux?

I want to learn SELinux to a high level, being able to understand the intricacies of domains, types and switching. What is the best way to go about this? I considered starting with Fedora and a good ...
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Why does SELinux allow me to read this file?

I appear to be misunderstanding the security levels/categories within SELinux. I have attempted to configure a file that I have read access to (via DAC), but no read access to via SELinux categories. ...
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SELinux outbound access to other sites with restrictions

We have CentOS 6 configured with SELinux to host a number of websites. Unfortunately SELinux is preventing websites from accessing (outbound) sites, such as download.wordpress.com to update ...
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How to permamently disable SELinux?

We run a site with big traffic surges and, because of that, SELinux usually thinks that the traffic is a SYN flood attack. We have this same problem on many different CentOS servers. Despite ...
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Make all SELinux contexts permanent

I've done a lot of chcon-ing lately,but if I understand it correctly, these will be erased on the next relabel. Is there any way to make the current contexts (preferably just under a certain ...
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Backup selinux system running strict

I have a cron job that is backing up a SELinux system running in strict mode. The problem is that SELinux wants to deny access to to the backup script since it wants access to every single file on the ...
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Prompt user on Linux security denial

Is it possible to make a Linux security module (eg. AppArmor, SELinux etc.) prompt the user, when an application wants to access classified files or folders (digital signatures, SSH keys, credit card ...
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chcon: can't apply partial context to unlabeled file while installing nagios with SELinux

I'm setting up Nagios core on CentOS with SELINUX=enforcing. I try to run chcon -R -t httpd_sys_content_t /usr/local/nagios/sbin/ as suggested in the manual, but I get this error messages: chcon: ...
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deny any writing to given app and its children

So I have a Python app (which spawns other processes) which I want to deny any writing. It seems like a job for SELinux. Could you describe the steps needed to accomplish this, or perhaps direct me to ...
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SELinux stops Google Chrome from executing

I can no longer start Google Chrome on Fedora 14 (using GNOME). strace strace google-chrome ... readlink("/proc/self/exe", "/opt/google/chrome/chrome"..., 4096) = 25 socketpair(PF_FILE, ...
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Selinux is denying access to mysqld

I have a script that dumps a mysql database. It then compresses the file and this gets stored in my home folder by using cron. The problem is I seem to be getting an error message. mysqldump: ...
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What roles do DAC (file permissions), ACL and MAC (SELinux) play in Linux file security?

I need some clarification/confirmation/elaboration on the different roles DAC, ACL and MAC play in Linux file security. After some research from the documentation, this is my understanding of the ...
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What is the proper way to set SELinux context in an RPM .spec?

I am trying to build an RPM that targets RHEL4 and 5. Right now I call chcon from %post but multiple Google entries say "that's not how you are supposed to do it" with very limited help on the right ...
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Output compiler options from SSH

How can I list the configuration options that ssh/sshd was compiled with? I'm attempting to troubleshoot a SELinux configuration issue, and want to make sure that SSH was compiled with ...
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Fedora 15 :Twitter on Google Chrome

It's been almost 15 days since I installed Fedora 15 on my laptop. And since day 1, Twitter seems to be having some issue opening up. Whenever I try to load twitter.com, it loads an "Aw Snap" page. ...
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Which process/program create/write the file which I/O is redirected to?

When learning SELinux, I executed semanage fcontext -l > fcontext.txt under /root directory to dump massive fcontext information to a file. The funny result is: fcontext.txt was created, but the ...
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Apache won't start on Fedora 15

I can't get Apache to start on Fedora 15. I downloaded a project into /var/www/html and changed myself to the owner (recursively), though I don't think I changed any SELinux contexts or anything like ...
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Does SELinux provide enough extra security to be worth the hassle of learning/setting it up?

I recently installed Fedora 14 on my home pc and have been working on setting up different server related features such as apache, mysql, ftp, vpn, ssh, etc. I ran extremely quickly in to a barrier ...
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How can I configure SELinux when the semanage command isn't found?

I'm having a very hard time configuring SELinux to allow Sending mail. Looking into selinux documentation I've found I can manage ports via the semanage command, but the command can't be found. Is ...