[CentOS] BackupPC 3.1.0 on CentOS 5.2 triggers SE Linux denial

Fri Aug 1 11:14:49 UTC 2008
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

Aleksey Tsalolikhin wrote:
> Hi.   I've installed BackupPC 3.1.0 from Testing repository, to Cent
> OS 5.2 x86_64, and I am hitting an SE Linux denial - the httpd cannot
> talk to the BackupPC socket:
> type=AVC msg=audit(07/31/2008 17:18:53.623:410) : avc:  denied  {
> connectto } for  pid=11767 comm=httpd
> path=/var/log/BackupPC/BackupPC.sock
> scontext=user_u:system_r:httpd_t:s0
> tcontext=user_u:system_r:initrc_t:s0 tclass=unix_stream_socket
> type=AVC msg=audit(07/31/2008 17:18:53.623:410) : avc:  denied  {
> write } for  pid=11767 comm=httpd name=BackupPC.sock dev=md0
> ino=39813253 scontext=user_u:system_r:httpd_t:s0
> tcontext=user_u:object_r:var_log_t:s0 tclass=sock_file
> Is there an easy way to fix this, like setting the BackupPC.sock file
> universally writeable?  I don't know SE Linux and right now my
> objective is to get BackupPC up and running.
> I've turned SE Linux off for now, but that's temporary until I get a
> more targeted fix.

if you take the text file that contains the issues, and use this 
command, it will tell you what to do:

audit2allow -i <path_to_file>

in this case, it says to do this:

allow httpd_t initrc_t:unix_stream_socket connectto;
allow httpd_t var_log_t:sock_file write;

Johnny Hughes

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