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Re: ifconfig SELinux alert in Fedora 11

On 06/17/2009 02:10 PM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

SELinux is preventing ifconfig (ifconfig_t) "read" security_t.

Audit message:

node=localhost.localdomain type=AVC msg=audit(1245262097.577:19): avc:
denied { read } for pid=3269 comm="ifconfig" name="mls" dev=selinuxfs
ino=12 scontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:ifconfig_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
tcontext=system_u:object_r:security_t:s0 tclass=file
node=localhost.localdomain type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1245262097.577:19):
arch=40000003 syscall=5 success=no exit=-13 a0=bfbcfdb8 a1=8000 a2=0
a3=bfbcfdb8 items=0 ppid=3253 pid=3269 auid=500 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0
suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=pts1 ses=1 comm="ifconfig"
subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:ifconfig_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)



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Why would ifconfig be reading the /selinux/mls?

Did this app get execed from a different application? Might be a leaked file descriptor

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