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Old 08-13-2008, 03:14 AM
Rahul Sundaram
Default Exim policy issue



SELinux is preventing exim (exim_t) "read" to inotify (inotifyfs_t).

Detailed Description:

SELinux denied access requested by exim. It is not expected that this
access is

required by exim and this access may signal an intrusion attempt. It is also
possible that the specific version or configuration of the application is
causing it to require additional access.

Allowing Access:

Sometimes labeling problems can cause SELinux denials. You could try to

the default system file context for inotify,

restorecon -v 'inotify'

If this does not work, there is currently no automatic way to allow this
Instead, you can generate a local policy module to allow this access -
see FAQ
(http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/selinux-faq-fc5/#id2961385) Or you can
SELinux protection altogether. Disabling SELinux protection is not

Please file a bug report (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi)
against this package.

Additional Information:

Source Context system_u:system_r:exim_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
Target Context system_ubject_r:inotifyfs_t:s0
Target Objects inotify [ dir ]
Source exim
Source Path /usr/sbin/exim
Port <Unknown>
Host localhost.localdomain
Source RPM Packages exim-4.69-5.fc10
Target RPM Packages
Policy RPM selinux-policy-3.5.1-4.fc10
Selinux Enabled True
Policy Type targeted
MLS Enabled True
Enforcing Mode Enforcing
Plugin Name catchall_file
Host Name localhost.localdomain
Platform Linux localhost.localdomain
2.6.27-0.244.rc2.git1.fc10.i686 #1 SMP
Fri Aug 8

13:26:20 EDT 2008 i686 i686
Alert Count 3
First Seen Mon 11 Aug 2008 04:02:14 AM IST
Last Seen Wed 13 Aug 2008 04:02:11 AM IST
Local ID 746dedc0-e321-48a0-8649-29a02d459530
Line Numbers

Raw Audit Messages

host=localhost.localdomain type=AVC msg=audit(1218580331.174:832): avc:
denied { read } for pid=17565 comm="exim" path="inotify"
dev=inotifyfs ino=1 scontext=system_u:system_r:exim_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
tcontext=system_ubject_r:inotifyfs_t:s0 tclass=dir

host=localhost.localdomain type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1218580331.174:832):
arch=40000003 syscall=11 success=yes exit=0 a0=b80d5424 a1=b9a93548
a2=bfbf5330 a3=1 items=0 ppid=1 pid=17565 auid=0 uid=93 gid=93 euid=0
suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=93 sgid=93 fsgid=93 tty=(none) ses=37 comm="exim"
exe="/usr/sbin/exim" subj=system_u:system_r:exim_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)


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