[CentOS] running CGI scripts with SELinux=ENFORCING with priviledged commands ...

Sat Aug 20 21:59:49 UTC 2016
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

> On Aug 20, 2016, at 15:00, Walter H. <Walter.H at mathemainzel.info> wrote:
> Hello,
> how could it be achieved to run
> e.g.
> shutdown -h now
> from a CGI script on a system where SELinux is set to ENFORCING?

Short answer: don't.   You could probably create a custom selinux policy that allowed it but you'd be opening your system up to more security issues. 

If it were me, I'd have the cgi drop a file in a known location, and have an external process (possibly started through cron) monitor the file, then run shutdown conditionally. 

Jonathan Billings