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Bug 1361180 - SELinux is preventing irqbalance from 'associate' accesses on the message queue Unknown.
Summary: SELinux is preventing irqbalance from 'associate' accesses on the message que...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 24
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lukas Vrabec
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: abrt_hash:a2221fc716fb262b04dfbefc418...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-07-28 12:51 UTC by MaoTao
Modified: 2017-08-08 15:57 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-08-08 15:57:22 UTC

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Description MaoTao 2016-07-28 12:51:58 UTC
Description of problem:
I think it started since i activated the "irqbalance.service" on my system. Now SElinux spam this error.
SELinux is preventing irqbalance from 'associate' accesses on the message queue Unknown.

*****  Plugin associate (99.5 confidence) suggests   *************************

If you want to change the label of Unknown to irqbalance_t, you are not allowed to since it is not a valid file type.
Then you must pick a valid file label.
select a valid file type.  List valid file labels by executing: 
# seinfo -afile_type -x

*****  Plugin catchall (1.49 confidence) suggests   **************************

If you believe that irqbalance should be allowed associate access on the Unknown msgq 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:
# ausearch -c 'irqbalance' --raw | audit2allow -M my-irqbalance
# semodule -X 300 -i my-irqbalance.pp

Additional Information:
Source Context                system_u:system_r:irqbalance_t:s0
Target Context                system_u:system_r:unconfined_service_t:s0
Target Objects                Unknown [ msgq ]
Source                        irqbalance
Source Path                   irqbalance
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          (removed)
Source RPM Packages           
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.13.1-191.5.fc24.noarch
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Host Name                     (removed)
Platform                      Linux (removed) 4.6.4-301.fc24.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue
                              Jul 12 11:50:00 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   69
First Seen                    2016-07-28 15:38:47 EEST
Last Seen                     2016-07-28 15:50:07 EEST
Local ID                      3c27bc5a-2399-41a8-831f-93cf83c0230e

Raw Audit Messages
type=AVC msg=audit(1469710207.999:5157): avc:  denied  { associate } for  pid=772 comm="irqbalance" key=855638250  scontext=system_u:system_r:irqbalance_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:system_r:unconfined_service_t:s0 tclass=msgq permissive=0

Hash: irqbalance,irqbalance_t,unconfined_service_t,msgq,associate

Version-Release number of selected component:

Additional info:
reporter:       libreport-2.7.2
hashmarkername: setroubleshoot
kernel:         4.6.4-301.fc24.x86_64
type:           libreport

Comment 1 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-09-27 15:12:11 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 2 MaoTao 2016-12-03 14:30:07 UTC
Hello, i have to say that the above issue with the irqbalance.service and SElinux started as i mentioned at the time i installed irqbalance, but i forgot to wrote that i also i installed ESET NOD 32 Antivirus.
Except this i was receiving many more notifications from Selinux mostly for services.

A month ago or so, my subscription to ESET NOD 32 Antivirus expired, so i removed it from my system (Fedora 24).

Any kind of warning from Selinux stopped, incuding irqbalance.

Now ofcourse i have upgraded to Fedora 25, and trying the free version of Sophos antivirus for Linux, without any issues with SElinux.

If you decide, you can close this ticket, since i'm pretty sure it was due to ESET NOD 32 Antivirus.

Unfortunately i can provide any more data, in case you want to investigate why ESET NOD 32 Antivirus was causing these issues.

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Comment 4 Fedora End Of Life 2017-08-08 15:57:22 UTC
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