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Bug 1055902 - SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/cat from 'read' accesses on the file .
Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/cat from 'read' accesses on the file .
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i686
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miroslav Grepl
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: abrt_hash:53b7fa1711f9e61c4f69431bd12...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-01-21 07:56 UTC by Christopher Meng
Modified: 2014-01-21 11:50 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-01-21 11:50:50 UTC

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Description Christopher Meng 2014-01-21 07:56:30 UTC
Description of problem:
SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/cat from 'read' accesses on the file .

*****  Plugin catchall (100. confidence) suggests   **************************

If you believe that cat should be allowed read access on the  file by default.
Then you should report this as a bug.
You can generate a local policy module to allow this access.
allow this access for now by executing:
# grep cat /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol
# semodule -i mypol.pp

Additional Information:
Source Context                system_u:system_r:abrt_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context                system_u:object_r:usermodehelper_t:s0
Target Objects                 [ file ]
Source                        cat
Source Path                   /usr/bin/cat
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           coreutils-8.22-10.fc21.i686
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.13.1-14.fc21.noarch
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed) 3.13.0-0.rc8.git4.2.fc21.i686 #1
                              SMP Sat Jan 18 16:29:05 UTC 2014 i686 i686
Alert Count                   1
First Seen                    2014-01-21 15:32:32 CST
Last Seen                     2014-01-21 15:32:32 CST
Local ID                      b38e7f0b-5cd6-4c04-aa62-132f17540b56

Raw Audit Messages
type=AVC msg=audit(1390289552.273:24): avc:  denied  { read } for  pid=555 comm="cat" name="core_pattern" dev="proc" ino=15813 scontext=system_u:system_r:abrt_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:usermodehelper_t:s0 tclass=file

type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1390289552.273:24): arch=i386 syscall=open success=no exit=EACCES a0=bfb8defa a1=8000 a2=0 a3=8054e20 items=0 ppid=549 pid=555 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 ses=4294967295 tty=(none) comm=cat exe=/usr/bin/cat subj=system_u:system_r:abrt_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

Hash: cat,abrt_t,usermodehelper_t,file,read

Additional info:
reporter:       libreport-2.1.11
hashmarkername: setroubleshoot
kernel:         3.13.0-0.rc8.git4.2.fc21.i686
type:           libreport

Comment 1 Miroslav Grepl 2014-01-21 11:50:50 UTC
commit a08e015274e5ae32e7bd9a16ba10173da6a71e2e
Author: Miroslav Grepl <>
Date:   Tue Jan 21 12:47:23 2014 +0100

    Allow ABRT to read core_pattern

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