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Bug 818611 - X11 forwarding does not work for xguest_u
Summary: X11 forwarding does not work for xguest_u
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 6.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Miroslav Grepl
QA Contact: Miroslav Vadkerti
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-05-03 14:09 UTC by Miroslav Vadkerti
Modified: 2012-06-20 12:34 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.7.19-149.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-06-20 12:34:11 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2012:0780 normal SHIPPED_LIVE selinux-policy bug fix and enhancement update 2012-06-19 20:34:59 UTC

Description Miroslav Vadkerti 2012-05-03 14:09:08 UTC
Description of problem:
When trying to use X forward to xguest_u user -> this is not possible

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
# be sure to have xorg-x11-xauth package installed
useradd -Z staff_u staff
useradd -Z xguest_u xguest
# now set passwords for staff and xguest users
ssh staff@localhost
export DISPLAY=0:0
ssh xguest@localhost
Actual results:
DISPLAY variable empty -> X11 forwarding not working

Expected results:
DISPLAY variable not empty and with correct content (i.e. localhost:10.0) -> X11 forwarding working

Additional info:

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2012-05-03 14:30:04 UTC
I don't think this is something we want to allow for the default xguest_u user.  He should not be sending his X Display to other machines.

Comment 4 Miroslav Grepl 2012-05-03 20:45:06 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> I don't think this is something we want to allow for the default xguest_u user.
>  He should not be sending his X Display to other machines.

Actually I was thinking about a boolean but yes, it does not make sense to allow it for xguest_u.

Comment 26 errata-xmlrpc 2012-06-20 12:34:11 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

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