NSA Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is an implementation of a flexible mandatory access control architecture in the Linux operating system.

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Scientific Linux: soft lockup on quad opteron system

After an impressive uptime of 550 days without trouble our quad opteron system turned into a corrupted system a few days after I mounted an nfs-share from a FreeNAS-box. Ongoing sessions remained ...
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nginx suddenly redirecting everything to 403 page, can this be debugged or traced?

I'm not sure what happened to my nginx install. Suddenly all page requests are being redirected to the 403 page. Yesterday I tried to add a user agent to block, restarted service from that point ...
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LDAP user authentication on CentOS 7: Permission denied

I configured LDAP on CentOs 7 and now I'm trying to configure external user authentication. Browsing I found this: https://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/Deployment_Guide-en-US/s1-ldap-pam.html that is ...
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OpenVPN SELinux Permission Denied

I am running CentOS 6.4. # cat /etc/centos-release CentOS release 6.4 (Final) After some updates, and a reboot, OpenVPN fails to start. # service openvpn start Starting openvpn: ...
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RHEL SELinux blocking Apache access to PostgreSQL

I'm running a Django app that uses PostgreSQL. The server is running RHEL 6.5 with SELinux. I'm having an issue where the Django app can't connect to the DB, and I think it's because SELinux is ...
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selinux-policy update prevents ssh into ec2. Now what?

I created a new EC2 instance using the official CentOS 7 (x86_64) HVM image. I ran: yum upgrade At: Running transaction Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum. Updating : ...
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selinux, file not matching file_contexts.local

semanage fcontext -a -t puppet_etc_t "/etc/puppet/environments(/.*)?" cat /etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts.local # This file is auto-generated by libsemanage # Do not edit ...
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Mounted NFS directory not writable by Apache / PHP

Need some help here with NFS. Here's what I have (all servers running CentOS 5.6 with SELinux): 172.17.20.1 - Primary server with static IP. Varnish redirects requests to the web servers. 172.17.20.2 ...
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Get Nagios check_raid.pl script working with SELinux?

I am using the check_raid.pl script with Nagios over SNMP to keep tabs on the RAID in various of our servers (all CentOS 6.x). It works great, except when SELinux is enforcing. A lot of these machines ...
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selinux settings for script run by apache to pull git repo

I have a web server running apache under CentOS which as selinux enabled. I have a separate server which has gitlab running. I'm trying to create a workflow using gitlab's web hooks so that when code ...
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SElinux sandbox fails to start from systemd service

I have a server that runs user submitted code, for evaluation. I wrote a systemd service that starts a python application, that application then run the submitted code using SElinux sandbox. The ...
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SELinux: no audit errors but nginx permission errors

I try to isolate a SELinux problem with nging/munin. I see that error message in "/var/log/nging/error.log": [crit] 8802#0: *55 connect() to unix:/var/run/munin/fcgi-html.sock failed (13: ...
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New Dovecot install not allowing login, giving permissions error despite saying that permissions “appear ok”

I'm installing dovecot onto a Virtualbox VM running Ubuntu Server 64-bit 14.04 guest. Dovecot itself is being installed into a Docker container (I'm not sure that that's relevant here, but am noting ...
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selinux Missing type enforcement (TE) allow rule

When I run my FTP test to test for full functionality, I'm concerned on why am I getting an avc denial error on such a popular command, such as 'mkdir'? Here is the AVC denial message: type=AVC ...
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Does SELinux make Redhat more secure?

Does SELinux make Redhat more secure? I can't remember the number of times when I have disabled SELinux because it kept frustrating my ability to get stuff running. Lots of times to there was no ...
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SELinux remove or leave the old SSH port label?

I am following this (basic) security guide to change my Server's SSH port to something else. It says: $ semanage port -a -t ssh_port_t -p tcp 2345 #Change me ...which would add a new label on top ...
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Postgres on OpenSuse doesn't start after update

I tried to upgrade OpenSuse from 12.1 to 13.1 and after 'zypper update' and reboot Postgresql doesn't start. Here is the output of service postgresgl status: postgresql.service - LSB: Start the ...
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How to disable SELinux for Apache httpd only on my Fedora 14?

By following this link I am able to just turn SELinux off completely from my Fedora 14. But I wonder how could I disable SELinux only for the httpd daemon? I don't have system-config-selinux installed ...
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How can I move /var/log/audit/audit.log to another partition

Fresh centos 6.5 with updates installed. We want to log auditd to a non persistent volume since we capture everything with splunk or logstash. The destination dir is /mnt/ephemeral/audit/ # ls -l ...
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SE Linux - can't change SELinux booleans with sudo

I think this is the correct place to put this, rather than in StackOverflow Either way, we have a CentOS 6.6 server. SElinux isn't allowing us to enable httpd_can_sendmail I've tried this.... sudo ...
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SELinux - centos 6.5 run_init asks for password of non privileged user

I log onto my aws centos instance, as user: [user@aws-sonar-01 ~]$ sudo -i [root@aws-sonar-01 ~]# run_init /bin/bash -x -c 'ulimit -S -c 0 ; auditd'; echo $? Authenticating user. Password: + ulimit ...
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httpd trying to access root-owned session files

While looking into what's been causing a server to lock up/crash, I found many selinux messages in /var/log/messages. For example: setroubleshoot: SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/httpd from getattr ...
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Centos 7 with SElinux: openvpn and DNS

I'm trying to use openvpn as client on centos 7. It works fine, but i cannot get DNS from server. As you know, there is no resolvconf in new Centos, so, standard update-resolv-conf script doesn't ...
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Centos: rsyslog blocks sshd and also local login if selinux is active

I have a very curious problem on an centos 6.5(now 6.6) machine. After an update between june 11th and october 21th the trouble begins (packages: http://pastebin.com/gXvaycLL). After a restart in ...
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Apache passphrase working sometimes

On one of my servers I observe the following problem with SSL passphrase: some certs are passing it without asking for a password, while some others keep asking for it. I have set it up globally: ...
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How to run PhantomJS on CentOS with SELinux?

I'm trying to make a screenshot using PhantomJS on my CentOS 5 machine, but I can't get it to work together with SELinux. It works on an identical machine with SELinux disabled, so I really suspect ...
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Real life SELinux security example?

Can anyone give a real life example of where SELinux saved their security bacon? (or AppArmour if you wish). If not your own, a pointer to someone with a credible experience? Not a lab test, not a ...
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SELinux interfering with Apache / PHP [duplicate]

On my installation of CentOS 7, SELinux is enabled by default. This is preventing Apache from properly reading PHP files in the standard /var/www/html document root (the browser is blank when ...
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SElinux: How to change to permissive mode without a reboot?

I need to change selinux to "permissive mode" on a production server without a reboot, but setenforce wont let me do it(as a root), it always prints "setenforce: SELinux is disabled" What i'm doing ...
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Nconf can't generate & deploy Nagios configuration (SELinux)

this is my 1st post here. I'm having trouble with getting NConf (Nagios configuration tool) work with Nagios under CentOS 6.5 (64bit) with SELinux enabled. NConf wasn't able to generate & deploy ...
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Possible to prevent access to /tmp for a specific user via SELinux?

I'm sort of learning the edges of SELinux and I'm wondering if it's possible to prevent a specific user from accessing /tmp. Clearly it's a bad idea to dork all permissions, so I'm hoping that ...
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Centos 7 and OpenVPN: how make them friends?

I'm trying to install OpenVPN server on Centos 7 and faced with next problem: [root@msk ~]# /etc/init.d/openvpn start Starting openvpn (via systemctl): [ OK ] [root@msk ~]# ...
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Varnish 4 service won't start because of selinux

I've installed varnish 4 on my new centos 6.5 box. I've activated EPEL repo to install varnish from http://repo.varnish-cache.org/redhat/varnish-4.0/ After installing and configuring my default.vcl I ...
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how should I configure selinux when running nginx inside docker

There's a good article in docker's documentation about security with docker : https://docs.docker.com/articles/security/ However, it's not very clear to me how root-priviledged processes in the ...
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Apache can't connect to remote MySQL, but mysql command line from same server can

Symptoms: I am running CentOS 6. I can connect to the remote MySQL from the command line: mysql -h a.b.c.d -u user -p -D db. Laravel artisan commands run on the local command line can also connect: ...
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auditd auid changes after su

I try to implement individual accountability for my RHEL systems using selinux and the audit.log. I followed the instructions given here: Log all commands run by admins on production servers If I ...
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Configuration for Ubuntu SELinux with sshd

I am trying to set-up SELinux in an Ubuntu Trusty server, who is an Amazon EC2 instance. I followed the Debian documentation about installing SELinux. The installation work well as seen by : ...
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Selinux: Managing ports; Semanage command not found

I'm having trouble configuring SELinux to allow sending mail. Reading the SELinux documentation I've found I can manage ports via the semanage command, but the command can't be found. Is there ...
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SELinux: cannot confine Firefox process to mozilla_t domain

My goal is to execute Firefox in the mozilla_t domain instead of unconfined_t. The machine runs Fedora 20 with SELinux in enforcing mode. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get this right. No matter ...
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Sharing Collectd data with Apache on CentOS (SELinux)

My CentOS 7 VPS has SELinux enabled and is monitored by Collectd. It uses rrdtool to log the reported data. Pommi released a great solution that made me able to review all data on a webpage called CGP ...
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SELinux permissions for LogRotate and Apache

With the directory structure: /www/live/website1/app/ /www/live/website1/files/ /www/live/website1/logs/ Where Apache needs at least the following access: app: read-only access, but read-write is ...
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SELinux preventing Apache from writing to a file

SELinux is preventing the apache user from writing to a log file which it owns. When I do setenforce 0 it works. Otherwise it shows this error IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ...
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svn: Can't open file '/var/www/svn/repo/db/txn-current-lock': Permission denied

On Fedora os, I have problem to access SVN Repo and commit via HTTP. Here is my config file /etc/httpd/conf.d/subversion.conf LoadModule dav_svn_module modules/mod_dav_svn.so LoadModule ...
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Audit says nothing to do, yet puppet won't run with SELinux enforcing

I'm determined to get my puppet master running with SELinux set to enforcing. If I make it permissive, it runs fine. I'm on RHEL 7, with systemd, apache2, passenger 4, and puppet 3. I've gone ...
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SELinux problems running Expect script from fail2ban

I have an Expect script that works fine if I run it manually, but fails when run as an action from Fail2ban. The error message is as follows: spawn /usr/bin/telnet 192.168.242.1 The system has no ...
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Redhat: How to create a new role with SELinux?

I can figure out how to map a SELinux user to an existing role, but how do I create new roles? I'm looking to create a restricted admin role for my box.
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SELinux blocking sudo from zabbix_agentd

I have a custom user parameter for Zabbix that calls a hardware RAID CLI tool (arcconf / megacli) and checks if any arrays are degraded. Since these tools are root-only, I have configured sudoers to ...
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Unable to re-enable SELinux

Up until now we have disabled SELinux as our Standard Operating Procedure -- before you tell me off, I know. That's why we're enabling it now we've got time to. Our normal procedure was to: Set ...
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Difference between target policy 18 and 24 in SELinux

I recently started to learning SELinux and I am so new on that. So I've faced an issue and I have question, I use CentOS 6.5 and I am learning SElinux via video training. Into the video training ...
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Setting up muli-project web development server

I'm trying to set up a development server that will be used for several (web) projects by different teams (consisting of different people, some of which may be involved with more than one project). I ...