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Bug 234005 - Can't mount external USB drive with NTFS permission due to SELinux policy
Summary: Can't mount external USB drive with NTFS permission due to SELinux policy
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 6
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-26 16:22 UTC by Robin Bowes
Modified: 2008-01-30 19:16 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: Current
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-01-30 19:16:00 UTC

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Description Robin Bowes 2007-03-26 16:22:13 UTC
Description of problem:

I am unable to mount an external USB drive with an NTFS partition because of an
SELinux policy restriction. The error msg is:

SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/fusermount (mount_t) "mount" to / (unlabeled_t)

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

How reproducible:
Fails every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Plugin USB drive to USB port
2.Fedora attempts to mount to /media/Tosh01
Actual results:
It fails with the above error

Expected results:
USB to be mounted as /media/Tosh01

Additional info:
This works fine with SELinux turned off (setenforce 0)

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2007-04-03 13:03:21 UTC
Fixed in selinux-policy-2.4.6-49

Comment 2 Robin Bowes 2007-05-04 09:06:35 UTC
This is now working, but I still see this AVC denial:

SElinux is preventing /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g (mount_ntfs_t) "use" to /dev/null

Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2007-05-04 14:38:51 UTC
Fixed in selinux-policy-2.4.6-69

Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2007-08-22 14:12:50 UTC
Fixed in current release

Comment 5 Robin Bowes 2007-08-23 00:30:50 UTC
This is still a problem on FC6:

SELinux is preventing /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g (mount_ntfs_t) "search" to media (mnt_t)


SELinux is preventing /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g (mount_ntfs_t) "write" to pipe:[60020]


Comment 6 Daniel Walsh 2007-09-13 17:26:23 UTC
Fixed in 	selinux-policy-2.4.6-88.fc6

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