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Bug 452784 - SELinux is preventing /opt/openoffice.org2.4/program/soffice.bin from loading /opt/openoffice.org2.4/program/ which requires text relocation.
Summary: SELinux is preventing /opt/openoffice.org2.4/program/soffice.bin from loading...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-doc
Version: 5.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Miroslav Grepl
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-25 05:12 UTC by soma sekhar saraswatula
Modified: 2009-01-08 10:21 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-01-08 10:21:36 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
secuity alert file generated by selinux when installing OOo_2.4.1_LinuxIntel_install_wJRE_en-US.tar (deleted)
2008-06-25 05:12 UTC, soma sekhar saraswatula
no flags Details

Description soma sekhar saraswatula 2008-06-25 05:12:55 UTC
Description of problem:
The /opt/openoffice.org2.4/program/soffice.bin application attempted to load
/opt/openoffice.org2.4/program/ which requires text
relocation. This is a potential security problem. Most libraries do not need
this permission. Libraries are sometimes coded incorrectly and request this
permission. The SELinux Memory Protection Tests web page explains how to remove
this requirement. You can configure SELinux temporarily to allow
/opt/openoffice.org2.4/program/ to use relocation as a
workaround, until the library is fixed. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Source Context:  root:system_r:unconfined_t:SystemLow-SystemHighTarget
Context:  system_u:object_r:usr_tTarget
Objects:  /opt/openoffice.org2.4/program/ [ file
]Affected RPM Packages:
[application] [target]Policy
RPM:  selinux-policy-2.4.6-30.el5Selinux Enabled:  TruePolicy Type:  targetedMLS
Enabled:  TrueEnforcing Mode:  EnforcingPlugin Name:  plugins.allow_execmodHost
Name:  linuxmmi01Platform:  Linux linuxmmi01 2.6.18-8.el5 #1 SMP Fri Jan 26
14:15:21 EST 2007 i686 i686Alert Count:  4Line Numbers:  

How reproducible:
installing OOH680_m17_native_packed-1_en-US.9310

Steps to Reproduce:
1. download OOo_2.4.1_LinuxIntel_install_wJRE_en-US.tar
2. Unzip and run script setup
Actual results:
Raw Audit Messages :avc: denied { execmod } for comm="soffice.bin" dev=dm-0
egid=0 euid=0 exe="/opt/openoffice.org2.4/program/soffice.bin" exit=-13 fsgid=0
fsuid=0 gid=0 items=0 name=""
path="/opt/openoffice.org2.4/program/" pid=13193
scontext=root:system_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 sgid=0
subj=root:system_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 suid=0 tclass=file
tcontext=system_u:object_r:usr_t:s0 tty=(none) uid=0 

Expected results:
Successfull running of OOfice without changing security bit changes

Additional info:
If you trust /opt/openoffice.org2.4/program/ to run
correctly, you can change the file context to textrel_shlib_t. "chcon -t
textrel_shlib_t /opt/openoffice.org2.4/program/"The
following command will allow this access:chcon -t textrel_shlib_t

Comment 1 soma sekhar saraswatula 2008-06-25 05:12:55 UTC
Created attachment 310209 [details]
secuity alert file generated by selinux when installing OOo_2.4.1_LinuxIntel_install_wJRE_en-US.tar

Comment 2 Tony Fu 2008-10-06 01:27:24 UTC
User's account has been closed

Comment 3 Miroslav Grepl 2009-01-08 10:21:36 UTC
This should be reported as a bug to the maintainers. They should fix the library. 


# semanage fcontext -a -t textrel_shlib_t  '/opt/openoffice.org2.4/program/lib.*'
# restorecon -R -v /opt/openoffice.org2.4/program/

Should fix it.

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