[refpolicy] how to enable gconf(arole_dbus_t errors) and all of the gnome goodies

Justin Mattock justinmattock at gmail.com
Mon May 11 09:51:08 CDT 2009

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 5:48 AM, Christopher J. PeBenito
<cpebenito at tresys.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-05-08 at 10:49 -0700, Justin P. Mattock wrote:
>> with the latest policy:
>> I'm wondering what would be the best way to
>> allow gconf,evolution,nautilus,etc..
>> If I start any of these during boot I'll
>> get system_dbus_t(which gets allowed)
>> but if I start evolution, nautilus, etc..
>> normally once Ive booted up I get an error
>> with checkpolicy.(due to arole_dbus_t instead of
>> system_dbus_t)
>> Should I try and compile these programs
>> without orbit support(if possible), gconf support
>> and dbus support?
>> is there a boolean that I'm missing?
> Can you provide the exact error messages?
> --
> Chris PeBenito
> Tresys Technology, LLC
> (410) 290-1411 x150

If I start the system, and gather avc's
for(example) gnom-volume-control
(some of them below, then write them into the policy)

allow user_dbusd_t default_t:chr_file { read write getattr open ioctl };
allow user_dbusd_t gconf_etc_t:dir { search getattr };
allow user_dbusd_t gconf_home_t:dir { write search read remove_name
open getattr add_name };
allow user_dbusd_t gconf_home_t:file { rename setattr read create
write getattr unlink open append };
allow user_dbusd_t gconfd_exec_t:file { read execute open execute_no_trans };
allow user_dbusd_t mozilla_t:unix_stream_socket connectto;
allow user_dbusd_t self:process getsched;

the error is this:

m4 -D enable_mcs -D distro_redhat -D mls_num_sens=16 -D
mls_num_cats=256 -D mcs_num_cats=256 -D hide_broken_symptoms -D
self_contained_policy policy/support/file_patterns.spt
policy/support/ipc_patterns.spt policy/support/loadable_module.spt
policy/support/misc_macros.spt policy/support/misc_patterns.spt
policy/support/mls_mcs_macros.spt policy/support/obj_perm_sets.spt
tmp/generated_definitions.conf policy/global_booleans
policy/global_tunables > tmp/global_bools.conf
Creating mcs policy.conf
cat tmp/pre_te_files.conf tmp/all_attrs_types.conf
tmp/global_bools.conf tmp/only_te_rules.conf tmp/all_post.conf >
Compiling mcs policy.22
/usr/bin/checkpolicy -M -c 22 -U deny policy.conf -o policy.22
/usr/bin/checkpolicy:  loading policy configuration from policy.conf
policy/modules/services/xserver.te":1042:ERROR 'type user_dbusd_t is
not within scope' at token ';' on line 2597865:

allow user_dbusd_t default_t:chr_file { read write getattr open ioctl };
checkpolicy:  error(s) encountered while parsing configuration
make: *** [policy.22] Error 1

It's the whole dbus sends and receive info from the home directory then
create a directory in /tmp (orbit) transaction
that is happening.
I can try and start these programs during init,
(since system_dbusd_t seems to only be allowed)
but running evolution as root just seems a bit
too much, as well as any other app that just needs to be
ran normally.

Justin P. Mattock

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