I am using CentOS 7.3 with stunnel. If I launch stunnel like that :

stunnel /etc/stunnel/stunnel.conf

Everything works fine !

I would like to manage stunnel with systemd. Here is my stunnel.service :

Description=SSL tunnel for network daemons
Documentation=man:stunnel https://www.stunnel.org/docs.html


ExecStart=/usr/bin/stunnel /etc/stunnel/stunnel.conf
ExecStop=/usr/bin/killall -9 stunnel

And my stunnel.conf :

cert = /etc/stunnel/ssl/stunnel.crt
chroot = /var/chroot/stunnel
setuid = stunnel
setgid = stunnel
pid = /stunnel.pid
accept = 443
connect = 80

The problem is : If the chroot is /var/chroot/stunnel (directory and permissions are OK!) SELinux block the creation of the PID when I do :

systemctl start stunnel

In my /var/log/secure I have got :

Feb 20 15:12:11 kickstart stunnel: LOG3[2505:140354907637824]: Cannot create pid file /stunnel.pid
Feb 20 15:12:11 kickstart stunnel: LOG3[2505:140354907637824]: create: Permission denied (13)

If I change the CHROOT directory with /var/run/stunnel/ it works ! SELinux don't block the creation of stunnel PID. But, if I reboot, the /var/run/stunnel directory is drop!

What is the best way to manage stunnel with systemd withoud disable SELinux ? Maybe change some SELinux configurations ?

Thank you,

  • Take a look serverfault.com/questions/779634/… – Federico Sierra Feb 20 '17 at 14:39
  • Yeah ! It works... i have to drop User and Group of my systemd file.. Here is my systemd file : [Service] Type=forking #PrivateTmp=yes EnvironmentFile=-/etc/stunnel/stunnel.conf #PermissionsStartOnly=true ExecStartPre=-/usr/bin/mkdir /var/run/stunnel ExecStartPre=/usr/bin/chown -R stunnel:stunnel /var/run/stunnel/ ExecStart=/usr/bin/stunnel /etc/stunnel/stunnel.conf #ExecStop=/usr/bin/kill /usr/bin/cat /var/run/stunnel/stunnel.pid` RemainAfterExit=yes ` – Djé Djé Feb 20 '17 at 15:10
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    If your question is solved, please create an answer and accept it. – sebix Feb 20 '17 at 17:26
  • Check /var/log/audit/audit.log for SELINUX log entries denying the file creation. Modify the context of the location to allow the file creation. – Xalorous Aug 21 '18 at 14:58

You should add RuntimeDirectory=stunnel to the "Service" section of your service file. This will create the directory for you.

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