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Bug 1442372 - selinux prevents openvswitch.service loading kernel module
Summary: selinux prevents openvswitch.service loading kernel module
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted
Version: 26
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lukas Vrabec
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
Blocks: 1481454
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-04-14 11:34 UTC by chris procter
Modified: 2018-05-29 12:14 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-05-29 12:14:27 UTC

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Description chris procter 2017-04-14 11:34:22 UTC
Description of problem:

systemctl start openvswitch causes an avc denial

type=AVC msg=audit(1492169068.052:129): avc:  denied  { module_load } for  pid=1939 comm="modprobe" scontext=system_u:system_r:openvswitch_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:system_r:openvswitch_t:s0 tclass=system permissiv

This prevents the service loading the openvswitch.ko module

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ensure seliinux is enforcing
2. systemctl restart openvswitch

Actual results:
AVC denial

Expected results:
no AVC denial :) 

Additional info:
ausearch -c 'modprobe' --raw | audit2allow -M openvswitch-patch

produces the following .te file:

module openvswitch-patch 1.0;

require {
	type openvswitch_t;
	class system module_load;

#============= openvswitch_t ==============
allow openvswitch_t self:system module_load;

and loading the associated .pp file then allows the openvswitch service to load the kernel module on start.

This allow line probably needs adding to the selinux config

Comment 1 chris procter 2017-04-14 11:54:54 UTC
Actually there looks to be a second denial:

type=AVC msg=audit(1492169964.609:295): avc:  denied  { write } for  pid=1 comm="systemd" name="db.sock" dev="tmpfs" ino=56584 scontext=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:openvswitch_var_run_t:s0 tclass=sock_file permissive=0

so my .te file now looks like:

module openvswitch-patch 1.0;

require {
        type openvswitch_var_run_t;
        type openvswitch_t;
        type init_t;
        class sock_file write;
        class system module_load;

#============= openvswitch_t ==============
allow openvswitch_t self:system module_load;
allow init_t openvswitch_var_run_t:sock_file write;

meaning theres *two* extra lines.

Comment 2 Adam Williamson 2017-11-22 02:57:28 UTC
This is still valid in Fedora 27, along with a new 'map' denial:

Nov 21 17:40:11 audit[886]: AVC avc:  denied  { map } for  pid=886 comm="modprobe" path="/usr/lib/modules/4.13.13-300.fc27.x86_64/modules.dep.bin" dev="dm-0" ino=201542143 scontext=system_u:system_r:openvswitch_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:modules_object_t:s0 tclass=file permissive=0

can we please get it fixed, Lukas? thanks.

Comment 3 Adam Williamson 2017-11-22 02:57:57 UTC
note, should be fixed for *both* 26 *and* 27.

Comment 4 Fedora End Of Life 2018-05-03 07:52:43 UTC
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