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 - allowing rsyslog open/read access to some files

So I've got three files I need rsyslog to open in order to forward the entries to another server. SELinux is preventing this with the following error: type=AVC msg=audit(1371186588.768:1324460): ...
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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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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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SELlinux security domains

I'm studying SELinux, but I can't find any clear definition for security domains. What is a security domain and what is its difference with security context?
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Are there any recommended SELinux policies for JBOSS?

I’m looking for tips about defining JBoss policies in SELinux. I saw that OWASP is planning to publish a document about this, but I need some guidance ASAP. Can someone please help?
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runuser best practice? [closed]

I'm using SELinux on RedHat. This environment uses "runuser" instead of "su". I know that I can limit “su” access by using specific PAM configuration. However, since "runuser" does exactly the same ...
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Is there a selinux, httpd, or PHP configuration that prevents reading mounted drives?

I'm moving a virtualized centos web server over that has an all-to-small hard drive to a new machine and I hooked up a bigger drive for hosting videos and downloads and stuff. W When I try to run a ...
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Samba local master browser cannot be found via broadcast

I have a Samba server (CentOS 6.5, Samba 3.6.9) that acts as a local master browser for a workgroup. I issued $ setenforce 0 $ service iptables stop to disable SELinux and get rid of the firewall. ...
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Configuring FTP server in redhat

I have installed vsftpd in redhat. Everything was file untill I fould that when I log into ftp server using: ftp localhost or fileZilla I get following errors: ERROR: - 500 OOPS: cannot change ...
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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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SELinux Write access for vsftpd and samba

This should be easy enough I think, but I'm new to SELinux. I have a CentOS 6 file server. I have some LVM file systems at /var/media and I want to use both Samba and FTP to share them with a Windows ...
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Httpd can't access file even after setting httpd_sys_content_t

I'm currently learning SELinux. I was following the instructions in SELinux doc of RedHat. I indeed succeded after typing the following commands: mkdir /mywebsite //add something to ...
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Applications running under SELinux that access NonPosix drives

I am looking to use either AppArmor or SELinux. Of what I've seen so far I think I prefer SELinux, but there is one thing that does concern me, that is accessing NonPosix partitions. Let us look at a ...
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How to do restorecon -f recursively?

I have tried both with a file and using standard input, and it seems it is impossible to get restorecon -r -f [file|-] to do anything at all. Is this possible?
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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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SELinux httpd write access to a directory

I am new to SELinux. came from debian. I want to give httpd access to a directory. SELinux Alert Browser suggests: # grep httpd /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol # semodule -i mypol.pp ...
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Centos 6.5, openvpn port and SElinux

I am configuring an openvpn server on a new centos 6.5. But the main problem is that selinux is blocking openvpn to use the default port tcp 1194. The following is the sealert -a ...
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Why does the SELinux filesystem have it's own null device?

Looking through /sys/fs/selinux, I found this: # ls -l /sys/fs/selinux/null crw-rw-rw-. 1 root root 1, 3 Jan 24 02:47 /sys/fs/selinux/null Which is identical to /dev/null: # ls -l /dev/null ...
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Using passwordless ssh on CentOS 6

I have a fresh install of CentOS 6 that I am trying to connect to using ssh without a password. But each time I try to login, I am asked for the password. Here are the commands in order: ssh-keygen ...
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Issues with Fedora 20 and bumblebee

I'm experiencing several issues trying to use my Fedora 20 laptop NVIDIA Optimus technology. My system: ASUS N53S Fedora 20 x86-64 3.12.6-300.fc20.x86_64 Kernel Intel Core i7-2670QM NVIDIA Geforce ...
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What is the difference between lhome and home, and is it causing my SSH key authentication to fail?

I have RHEL running on a system with my account having the root privilege. My home directory is in /lhome/myusername. If I try to add any user their home directory is created in /home/newuser. What ...
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SELinux and Trusted OS - can SELinux be confined to hardware level root?

I am exploring on SE Linux and while doing so i found it as an example of Trusted OS. Is it really an example of Trusted OS stack like TrouSerS ? SELinux as per my understanding modifies the Linux ...
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Myth or reality: SELinux can confine the root user?

I read or heard somewhere (maybe in LinuxCBT's SELinux course; but I'm not sure) that there are online Linux servers, for which the password of the root user is also given. The Linux server is ...
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What to use to harden Linux box? Apparmor, SELinux, grsecurity, SMACK, chroot?

I am planning to go back to Linux as a Desktop machine. I would like to make it more secure. And try a few hardening techniques, especially since I plan to get my own server. What would be a good, ...
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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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Are there other LSM (Linux Security Modules) in addition to SELinux and AppArmor?

In researching this U&L Q&A titled: permission denied for ptrace under GDB, the question came up, "Is there other software similar to SELinux & AppArmor?". User @IwillnotexistIdonotexist ...
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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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Running Viber as another user while using “mine” X Server's microphine and speakers

I run Fedora with GNOME and recently installed Viber for linux. It's very good and all is working just fine. As Viber is not open-source software, I decided to run it as another user to make sure ...
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Can I stop SElinux from working?

I suspect that SElinux is backdoor and I want to stop it from working on my system. I want to stop it and delete it from the system also if that is possible. Questions How can I delete it without ...
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MySQL permission denied error even after setting security context for SELinux on VM

I have MySQL installed on CentOS (detail versions given below). My OS is a VM machine and not a physical machine, the directory /data/mysql is a local disk (virtual). I suspect I might need to do some ...
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Fedora - SELinux - livecd-tools

I'm using livecd-tools to build an image and I am able to consistently build images now, but upon bootup and login, I get "no shell - permission denied". After reading about that error, I saw it is ...
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LXC containers as a sandbox environment

I am currently starting a project evaluating untrusted programs (student assignments) in a secure sandbox environment. Main idea is to create a web app for GlassFish and Java wrapper around lxc-utils ...
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SELinux context of files mounted from a Solaris server

Something I'm attempting to run in RHEL6 fails as a result of SELinux. The problem is temporarily easily solved with "setenforce 0". However turning SELinux off entirely isn't an option in my case. ...
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openvpn[]: Options error: In [CMD-LINE]:1: Error opening configuration file

when trying to service openvpn start Oct 12 14:02:01 ccushing1 openvpn[9091]: Options error: In [CMD-LINE]:1: Error opening configuration file: devnet-client-vm.conf running openvpn ...
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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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Are there issues concerning trustworthyness of selinux? [closed]

Since selinux is/was? developed by the NSA, and with the current noise around privacy etc concerning said agency, should I be concerned about compromised security on my system?
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SELinux: allow a process to create any file in a certain directory

I have a script that, when invoked, will cause the contents of dmesg to be written to a file, with the file's name basically being a timestamp. SELinux prevents this. Following the advice of ...
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What is “ /opt/google/chrome/nacl_helper_bootstrap ”mmap_zero“ access”

I am using Fedora 12 Linux (and, yes, it is soon to be updated), and got the message in the image. My question, please nicely, is what does it mean and what should I do about it? the full text of the ...
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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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SELinux policy to authorize some users to start / stop certain services

How can I give certain users authorization to start and stop certain services? I am asking specifically about Fedora 19 systems with SELinux installed. The utility to call for services administration ...
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SELinux re-labeling problem while attempting to run OpenVPN

I'm trying to run OpenVPN under Fedora 19 with selinux (selinux-policy-targeted) in enforcing mode, and I'm running into an AVC I'm not entirely sure how to handle. Starting OpenVPN from the command ...
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What is the safe way to allow Java 7 to run on SELinux

Short version: What is the most secure way to allow Java 7 to run on (with?) SELinux? Long version: Sorry in advance if I use incorrect terminology. I'm really just a Java developer with a meager ...
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Installing Domjudge in Fedora 19

I tried to install Domjudge in Fedora 19 (based on its documentation) and it installed successfully but when I try to start it in browser (localhost/domjudge) I get the following error: Forbidden ...
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SELinux: chcon to a type, ls -Z shows another one

When I do chcon -v -t httpd_sys_script_ro_t a_folder_at_home/ And then: ls -dZ I got: DACs user grp unconfined_u:object_r:httpd_sys_content_t:s0 a_folder_at_home/ In case of error I would ...
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scp to /home changes permissions?

This would be illustrated very nicely with an scheme. When I write "Test: OK" or "Test: FAIL" I am restarting apache server (httpd service). Basically, performing everything as root in the ...
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Restrict applications to access certain hardware (webcam, microphone…)

If I tell applications like VLC or Audacity to record from my webcam or microphone, they just wake the hardware if sleeping and do their work without my interference. Although this is a good thing, ...
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Configuring SELINUX to allow logging to a file that's outside /var/log

I have a daemon that uses syslog(3) to log to a file that is not a descendant of /var/log. Currently, this requires that SELINUX be disabled. How can I configure an enabled SELINUX to allow this ...
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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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Prevent creating directories but allow creating files

I have a directory shared through Samba. I want users to be able to create/modify/delete files but not create/erase directories. I haven't found a way to do it. Maybe with SELinux? But how?
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PID Grabbing Via LSM Hooks

I am grabbing the LSM hooks in my own created module and showing into the securityfs psuedo filesystem which is showing correctly. The path where these hooks are showing is ...