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Re: extras package that require changes in selinux-policy (initng)



On Thu, 2006-02-02 at 18:07 +0100, dragoran wrote:
> checked this and found out that initng does not execute any scripts.
> the "scripts" are just files that contain infos about which daemon 
> should be started and which deps it has.
> this results in hald beeing started directly from initng using execv(). 
> This results in hald (and other services) run as init_t. If I put 
> /sbin/service hald start into the exec line hald runs as hald_t.
> Why is a script required to get into the correct domain? Is there any 
> way to fix this without adding setexeccon() for every daemon?

The current policy only defines domain transitions from init (init_t) to
rc (initrc_t) -> daemons.  It doesn't define direct domain transitions
from init_t to the daemon domains, except for a few cases where that has
been necessary (getty, gdm).  The policy could certainly also include
additional transitions directly from init_t to the daemon domains, and
that would work, but it will bloat the policy a bit to include both sets
of transitions.  The script isn't required; it just happens to be the
current init approach, so that is what policy was written for.  Adding
setexeccon() to every daemon wouldn't be desirable or helpful.

-- 
Stephen Smalley
National Security Agency


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