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Selinux and mailman via postfix pipe



Hi,

I'm setting up a new server based on CentOS 6.2. It is meant to replace a CentOS 5 server. The old server had selinux running in permissive mode, but I figured it would be a good thing to enforce it on the new server. This has revealed some selinux violations in my old configurations. Most of them I managed to fix so far, with one exception:

Part of the setup involves a mailman based mailing list service. This is configured using a postfix pipe into a python script called postfix-to-mailman.py [1]. This is convenient, as it saves our admins the hassle of managing the aliases required for each list. The problem is though that this doesn't seem to work with selinux enabled.

Here are the relevant error messages:
In the maillog:
pipe[11266]: fatal: pipe_command: execvp /usr/lib/mailman/bin/postfix-to-mailman.py: Permission denied

And the SELinux AVC:
type=AVC msg=audit(1334239608.305:371794): avc: denied { search } for pid=10858 comm="python" name="mailman" dev=xvda ino=5833449 scontext=unconfined_u:system_r:postfix_pipe_t:s
0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:mailman_data_t:s0 tclass=dir
type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1334239608.305:371794): arch=c000003e syscall=80 success=no exit=-13 a0=12a8f00 a1=1 a2=34ae5b3dc8 a3=20 items=0 ppid=10857 pid=10858 auid=501 uid=41 gid=41 euid=41 suid=41 fsuid=41 egid=41 sgid=41 fsgid=41 tty=(none) ses=6491 comm="python" exe="/usr/bin/python" subj=unconfined_u:system_r:postfix_pipe_t:s0 key=(null)

SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/python from search access on the directory /var/lib/mailman.

***** Plugin catchall (100. confidence) suggests ***************************

If you believe that python should be allowed search access on the mailman directory by default.
Then you should report this as a bug.
You can generate a local policy module to allow this access.
Do
allow this access for now by executing:
# grep python /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol
# semodule -i mypol.pp

I am not sure how to proceed here. I already tried to change the fcontext for postfix-to-mailman.py to mailman_mail_exec_t or mailman_data_t, but that simply results in a denial that prevents postfix' pipe to execute postfix-to-mailman.py.

I searched the web, but the closest I came is an old bugreport against Fedora [2] suggesting this should have been fixed. Perhaps it is for Fedora, but it's not for CentOS 6 at least.

What should I do to get this running ?

Geert


[1] http://www.gurulabs.com/downloads/postfix-to-mailman-2.1.py
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=183928
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