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Bug 1013195

Summary: When rhn_check initiates reboot, shutdown runs with incorrect SELinux context
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Reporter: Jan Hutař <jhutar>
Component: selinux-policyAssignee: Miroslav Grepl <mgrepl>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Milos Malik <mmalik>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 6.4CC: cperry, dwalsh, dyordano, jhutar, lvrabec, mgrepl, mkollar, mmalik, plautrba, pvrabec, ssekidde
Target Milestone: rc   
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.7.19-265.el6 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-07-22 07:07:09 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Jan Hutař 2013-09-28 08:37:54 UTC
Description of problem:
When rhn_check initiates reboot, file is created with incorrect SELinux context

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use Satellite to initiate remote reboot on the system
2. # rhn_check
3. # ls -alZ /var/run/
-rw-r--r--. root root unconfined_u:object_r:rpm_var_run_t:s0 /var/run/
4. # ps axZ | grep shutdown
unconfined_u:system_r:rpm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 29597 pts/0 S   0:00 /sbin/shutdown -r +3
unconfined_u:system_r:rpm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 29598 pts/0 Z   0:00 [shutdown] <defunct>
5. # shutdown -c
shutdown: Shutdown is not running

Actual results:
You can not stop shutdown initiated by Satellite/rhn_check with `shutdown -c`.

Workaround is easy though: `killall shutdown`.

Expected results:
You should be able to stop shutdown initiated by Satellite/rhn_check with `shutdown -c`.

Additional info:
IMO not a 560 blocker. Maybe this is shutdown or SELinux policy issue?

Comment 1 Jan Hutař 2013-09-28 08:48:56 UTC
This does not happen on RHEL5.


Comment 3 Milan Zázrivec 2013-10-01 13:25:32 UTC
Is this a regression from RHEL-6.3?

Comment 4 Jan Hutař 2013-10-04 10:48:28 UTC
No, using RHEL-6.3 I see the same:


# ls -alZ /var/run/
-rw-r--r--. root root unconfined_u:object_r:rpm_var_run_t:s0 /var/run/
# ps axZ | grep shutdown
unconfined_u:system_r:rpm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 14032 pts/0 S   0:00 /sbin/shutdown -r +3
unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 14036 pts/0 S+   0:00 grep shutdown
# shutdown -c
shutdown: Cannot find pid of running shutdown

Comment 5 Milan Zázrivec 2013-10-04 13:48:42 UTC
All right, I'm postponing this to RHEL-6.6

Comment 7 Matej Kollar 2015-03-04 11:14:03 UTC
This would be better handled as selinux-policy.

Comment 11 Miroslav Grepl 2015-04-01 08:42:21 UTC
could you re-test it with 

$cat mypol.te
policy_module(mypol, 1.0)
 type rpm_t;


Comment 12 Milos Malik 2015-04-01 13:53:01 UTC
I'm not familiar with Satellite, but Jan can test it, right?

Comment 13 Miroslav Grepl 2015-04-12 09:46:52 UTC
commit 4ca661aa4513877395986c692da350e57fa5b04c
Author: Miroslav Grepl <>
Date:   Sun Apr 12 11:46:28 2015 +0200

    Allow rhn_check running as rpm to domtrans to shutdown domain

Comment 18 errata-xmlrpc 2015-07-22 07:07:09 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.