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Re: sshd constraint violation issue



On 08/29/2011 12:52 PM, Christopher J. PeBenito wrote:
> On 08/29/11 08:33, Stephen Smalley wrote:
>> On Fri, 2011-08-26 at 20:51 +0200, Miroslav Grepl wrote:
>>> Together with Dan Walsh, Jan Chadima we made some changes in the openssh
>>> package.
>>>
>>> But we have the following issue with the following code
>>>
>>> ...
>>>
>>> if (internal-sftp)
>>>               setuid()
>>>               getexecon(&scon)
>>>               setcon(scon)
>>>               freecon(scon)
>>>
>>> ...
>>>
>>> We have
>>>
>>> allow sshd_t unpriv_userdomain:process dyntransition
>>>
>>> rule but we get a constraint violation with the following AVC msg
>>>
>>> type=AVC msg=audit(1314348650.561:7910): avc:  denied  { dyntransition }
>>> for
>>> pid=555 comm="sshd"
>>> scontext=unconfined_u:system_r:sshd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
>>> tcontext=staff_u:staff_r:staff_t:s0
>>>
>>> because of
>>>
>>> constrain process dyntransition
>>> (
>>> u1 == u2 and r1 == r2
>>> )
>>>
>>> My question is why dyntrans is not allowed to change USER or ROLE.
>>>
>>>
>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=729648
>> I think just because we haven't previously had a system program using
>> setcon(3) to switch its user/role.
> Also because the theory we would be reproducing privilege bracketed
> domains, so you'd be going to a different privilege in eg httpd_t ->
> httpd_mycgi_t, and that would not require user or role changes.
>
Ok, I understand. Thanks.

Could we add an attribute to break this?
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