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Bug 226712 - Unable to create new namespaces due to SELinux policy
Summary: Unable to create new namespaces due to SELinux policy
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tog-pegasus
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Vitezslav Crhonek
QA Contact: Jay Fenlason
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-01 04:27 UTC by Tim Potter
Modified: 2014-08-31 23:28 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-02-12 21:41:26 UTC
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Description Tim Potter 2007-02-01 04:27:42 UTC
Description of problem:

I'm trying to create some instances in the root/InterOp namespace using the
cimmof tool.  By default only the root, root/cimv2, root/PG_Internal and
root/PG_InterOp namespaces are created.  Pegasus tries to create the new
namespace in the repository by firstly creating a new directory which
unfortunately fails.

Here's the relevant lines from /var/log/audit/audit.log:

type=AVC msg=audit(1170299067.872:189): avc:  denied  { create } for  pid=19121
comm="cimserver" name="root#InterOp" scontext=user_u:system_r:pegasus_t:s0
tcontext=user_u:object_r:pegasus_data_t:s0 tclass=dir

type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1170299067.872:189): arch=c0000032 syscall=1055
success=no exit=-13 a0=2000000801abc730 a1=1ff a2=2000000800ba0158
a3=2000000801a53b00 items=0 ppid=1 pid=19121 auid=500 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0
fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) comm="cimserver"
exe="/usr/sbin/cimserver" subj=user_u:system_r:pegasus_t:s0 key=(null)

My guess is that the tog-pegasus SELinux policy does not allow the creation of
directories in /var/lib/Pegasus/repository but I can't figure out the location
of the policy source files for the rhel5rcs7 release.

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


How reproducible:

# cimmof -n root/InterOp < /dev/null
Error: CIM_ERR_FAILED: A general error occurred that is not covered by a more
specific error code: "cannot create directory:

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Potter 2007-02-01 04:53:47 UTC
Oh man now that I've typed all that in I understand bug 213809 and it's
basically the same thing.

I've been working against the latest release candidate snapshot though, not any
of the betas or rc1.

Comment 2 Vitezslav Crhonek 2007-09-25 10:20:39 UTC
Can you please check, if this bug is still present? With
tog-pegasus-2.6.1-2.el5, tog-pegasus-devel-2.6.1-2.el5,
selinux-policy-2.4.6-88.el5, selinux-policy-targeted-2.4.6-88.el5 it works for
me. This versions (or higher version of selinux-policy maybe) are in latest
RHEL5.1 beta. Bug #213809 is there fixed too. Thank you in advance.

Comment 3 Tim Potter 2008-02-12 21:41:26 UTC
Hi - the problem seems fixed now.  Thanks!

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