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Bug 234126 - selinux does not allow squid to bind reserved/privileged network ports
Summary: selinux does not allow squid to bind reserved/privileged network ports
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2007-03-27 09:03 UTC by Thorsten Schlichting
Modified: 2008-02-26 15:16 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-27 13:49:38 UTC
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Description Thorsten Schlichting 2007-03-27 09:03:58 UTC
Description of problem:
If for some reason you have to choose the listen ports of squid in the range
<1025, start of squid fails.

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

How reproducible:
Change the ports in /etc/squid/squid.conf:
# http_port 3128
http_port 81
# icp_port 3130
icp_port 81

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

type=AVC msg=audit(1174922283.052:525): avc:  denied  { name_bind } for 
pid=9659 comm="squid" src=81 scontext=root:system_r:squid_t:s0
tcontext=system_u:object_r:reserved_port_t:s0 tclass=tcp_socket

type=AVC msg=audit(1174985649.607:644): avc:  denied  { name_bind } for 
pid=12519 comm="squid" src=81 scontext=root:system_r:squid_t:s0
tcontext=system_u:object_r:reserved_port_t:s0 tclass=udp_socket

There is also an other error, don't know if it's important:

type=AVC msg=audit(1174922286.075:526): avc:  denied  { search } for  pid=9664
comm="squid" name="tmp" dev=dm-0 ino=780289 scontext=root:system_r:squid_t:s0
 tcontext=system_u:object_r:tmp_t:s0 tclass=dir

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2007-03-27 13:49:38 UTC
If you want to change the http port in selinux, you would execute

semanage port -a -t http_port_t -p tcp 81

This would then define port 81 to a port that squid can listen too.

Comment 2 Tim Towers 2008-02-25 15:25:13 UTC
I suspect the SElinux type in the comment is incorrect, http_cache_port_t seems
more accurate for RHEL5.

semanage port -a -t http_cache_port_t -p tcp 80

However, running that command returns the following error
/usr/sbin/semanage: Port tcp/80 already defined
semanage port -d -p tcp 80
/usr/sbin/semanage: Port tcp/80 is defined in policy, cannot be deleted

Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2008-02-26 15:16:40 UTC
Well he stated he wanted to use port 81.

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