[CentOS] Issue with MariaDB-server

Wed Jan 4 21:46:38 UTC 2017
Clint Dilks <clintd at waikato.ac.nz>


Today I have updated a CentOS 6.8 system that has MariaDB-server installed
http://yum.mariadb.org/5.5/centos6-amd64 and found that I had an SELinux
issue.  I know this is not really CentOS related, but thought I would check
if anyone else on this list uses this repository and has also seen a
problem ?

Using the information at https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/SELinux I have
created a local policy that seems to fix things

module marialocal 1.0;

require {
        type mysqld_safe_t;
        class capability { setuid setgid };

#============= mysqld_safe_t ==============

allow mysqld_safe_t self:capability setgid;
allow mysqld_safe_t self:capability setuid;

My own research suggests this is reasonably safe, but does anyone see a
reason why this shouldn't be used ?

It may be useful to know that the particular rpms are
MariaDB-server-5.5.54-1.el6.x86_64 and

Thanks for any feedback, and Happy New Year :)