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Bug 456115 - mysqld accessing /var/log/rpmpkgs-*
Summary: mysqld accessing /var/log/rpmpkgs-*
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mysql
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tom Lane
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-21 16:14 UTC by Guy Streeter
Modified: 2016-02-10 01:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:51:23 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
mysqld defaults file (deleted)
2008-07-31 15:20 UTC, Guy Streeter
no flags Details

Description Guy Streeter 2008-07-21 16:14:33 UTC
I keep occasionaly getting this selinux message:

SELinux is preventing mysqld (mysqld_t) "read write" to
/var/log/rpmpkgs-20080721 (var_log_t).

The date part of the filename changes, but it is always the rmppkgs log file.
I can't imagine any reason why mysqld would try to access that file.

Here's the raw audit message:

host=mentos type=AVC msg=audit(1216656333.425:40): avc: denied { read write }
for pid=4222 comm="mysqld" path="/var/log/rpmpkgs-20080721" dev=sda1 ino=392842
scontext=system_u:system_r:mysqld_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:var_log_t:s0

Comment 1 Tom Lane 2008-07-21 23:03:46 UTC
Huh, weird.  Which version of mysql-server have you got installed, exactly?  I can't find any reference to 
rpmpkgs in the package source code nor in any of the libraries it links to.  Have you got any nonstandard 
extensions installed?

The file itself ought to be generated (AFAICS) weekly by logrotate.  Do the times of the avc messages 
correspond to logrotate runs?

Comment 2 Guy Streeter 2008-07-22 18:00:37 UTC

I don't have any nonstandard extensions installed.

I haven't noticed it the avc message corresponds to logrotate runs. I know it
doesn't happen every day, though.

Comment 3 Guy Streeter 2008-07-28 16:10:40 UTC
I just got another one of these, and logrotate had just run. updatedb was
running when I noticed the avc message

Comment 4 Tom Lane 2008-07-28 17:00:35 UTC
That definitely suggests that one of your /etc/cron.daily/ scripts is triggering it; what have you got in 

Comment 5 Guy Streeter 2008-07-28 17:55:58 UTC
There are only the standard ones, unmodified:

$ ls /etc/cron.daily/
000-delay.cron  0logwatch  logrotate        prelink     tmpwatch
00webalizer     certwatch  makewhatis.cron  rpm
0anacron        cups       mlocate.cron     tetex.cron

Comment 6 Guy Streeter 2008-07-31 15:19:31 UTC
Here is some extra info I just noticed. mysqld is not being started from it's
initscript, but by an application. Here is the commandline of the running mysqld

/usr/libexec/mysqld --defaults-file=/var/lib/squeezecenter/cache/my.cnf

I will attach the the config file.

Comment 7 Guy Streeter 2008-07-31 15:20:35 UTC
Created attachment 313111 [details]
mysqld defaults file

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