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Bug 1598346 - Open-vm-tools suspend doesn't work properly with SELinux enabled
Summary: Open-vm-tools suspend doesn't work properly with SELinux enabled
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: open-vm-tools
Version: 28
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ravindra Kumar
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2018-07-05 07:46 UTC by Thomas Burdick
Modified: 2019-03-20 10:13 UTC (History)
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Description Thomas Burdick 2018-07-05 07:46:59 UTC
Description of problem: Suspending the VM requires "sudo setenforce 0". If SELinux is left enabled, suspend fails.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): open-vm-tools-10.2.5-2

How reproducible: Reproducable

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable SELinux "sudo setenforce 1"
2. Suspend VM. (fails)

Actual results: VMWare attempts to suspend the VM, and gives up after some time.

Expected results: The VM should suspend, as it does without open-vm-tools enabled, or with SELinux disabled.

Additional info: This is a fully up-to-date F28 installation. I couldn't find anything relevant in the syslog, but I'm not super familiar with the current logging setup. If anyone would like more information, just tell me where to look.

Comment 1 Hanno Heinrichs 2018-07-05 18:51:22 UTC
This might be related to bug reported here:

With SELinux set to "enforcing", can you spot a message similar to the following in your journalctl?

Jun 26 10:00:42 xxxxxx audit[807]: USER_AVC pid=807 uid=81 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 subj=system_u:system_r:system_dbusd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 msg='avc:  denied  { send_msg } for msgtype=method_return dest=:1.77 spid=1026 tpid=2556 scontext=system_u:system_r:NetworkManager_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:system_r:vmtools_unconfined_t:s0 tclass=dbus permissive=0
                                    exe="/usr/bin/dbus-daemon" sauid=81 hostname=? addr=? terminal=?'

If so, does the proposed workaround from the GitHub issue work for you (while SELinux is still set to "enforcing")?

Comment 2 Alexander Moosbrugger 2019-01-15 08:21:47 UTC
I had the same problem with a Fedora 29 VM.
The proposed workaround from the GitHub issues works for me.

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