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Bug 1511178 - SELinux is preventing mandb from map access on the file /var/cache/man/index.db
Summary: SELinux is preventing mandb from map access on the file /var/cache/man/index.db
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 27
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lukas Vrabec
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-08 20:13 UTC by Nikola Forró
Modified: 2018-11-30 22:38 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-11-30 22:38:22 UTC

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Description Nikola Forró 2017-11-08 20:13:21 UTC
Description of problem:

SELinux is preventing mandb from map access on the file /var/cache/man/index.db.

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

If you believe that mandb should be allowed map access on the index.db file by default.
Then you should report this as a bug.
You can generate a local policy module to allow this access.
Do allow this access for now by executing:
# ausearch -c 'mandb' --raw | audit2allow -M my-mandb
# semodule -X 300 -i my-mandb.pp

Additional Information:
Source Context                system_u:system_r:mandb_t:s0
Target Context                system_u:object_r:mandb_cache_t:s0
Target Objects                /var/cache/man/index.db [ file ]
Source                        mandb
Source Path                   mandb
Port                          <Unknown>
Host                          <Unknown>
Source RPM Packages           
Target RPM Packages           
Policy RPM                    selinux-policy-3.13.1-283.14.fc27.noarch
Selinux Enabled               True
Policy Type                   targeted
Enforcing Mode                Enforcing
Host Name                     localhost.localdomain
Platform                      Linux localhost.localdomain 4.13.9-300.fc27.x86_64
                              #1 SMP Mon Oct 23 13:41:58 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64
Alert Count                   1
First Seen                    2017-11-08 21:03:20 CET
Last Seen                     2017-11-08 21:03:20 CET
Local ID                      b6da4507-3b60-4c24-96de-b7a38e705c46

Raw Audit Messages
type=AVC msg=audit(1510171400.365:408): avc:  denied  { map } for  pid=23353 comm="mandb" path="/var/cache/man/index.db" dev="dm-0" ino=25504301 scontext=system_u:system_r:mandb_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:mandb_cache_t:s0 tclass=file permissive=0

Hash: mandb,mandb_t,mandb_cache_t,file,map

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. $ systemd-run mandb

Additional info:
Works fine on F25 and F26.

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2018-11-27 14:34:16 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 27 is nearing its end of life.
On 2018-Nov-30  Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for
Fedora 27. It is Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases
that are no longer maintained. At that time this bug will be closed as
EOL if it remains open with a Fedora  'version' of '27'.

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Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2018-11-30 22:38:22 UTC
Fedora 27 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2018-11-30. Fedora 27 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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