[refpolicy] [PATCH 1/1] Mount output should be writeable to puppet_tmp_t

Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at redhat.com
Mon Sep 26 10:41:10 CDT 2011

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On 09/26/2011 11:11 AM, Dominick Grift wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-09-26 at 11:01 -0400, Daniel J Walsh wrote:
>> On 09/26/2011 10:22 AM, Sven Vermeulen wrote:
>>> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 09:12:59AM -0400, Daniel J Walsh
>>> wrote:
>>>> We usually go from permissive to unconfined when we try to
>>>> spin off to beta.  But making puppet confined is probably a
>>>> waste of time anyways, since it pretty much needs to be able
>>>> to do anything.
>>> I disagree. Even powerful domains should be confined. I'd 
>>> personally like to go even further and make sure that the
>>> policy is flexible enough to deal with limited use - for
>>> instance, if I use puppet only for ensuring mounts, then it
>>> should not be able to reload selinux policies (or transition to
>>> domains that can). Although we are definitely not there yet, I
>>> believe that we should at least first see how confining puppet
>>> goes.
>>> Once a more complete policy is found, we can see if this can
>>> be segregated nicely.
>>> Furthermore, the puppet policy itself has most of its "power" 
>>> through domain transitions, not through elevated privileges on
>>> the puppet_t domain itself. Although remote command execution
>>> is still exploitable through this, making puppet SELinux-aware
>>> might help to reduce attacks there as well.
>>> Wkr, Sven Vermeulen 
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>> My point being that it is very difficult to make a policy for
>> the masses that will work with a domain that can place files
>> anywhere and even needs to be able to turn on and off SELinux.
>> Setting booleans, file_context, policy modules, are all things
>> that puppet does within the Fedora infrastructure.
> We arent (at least i am not) saying these domain cannot be
> unconfined eventually. I am just saying it should be optional.
> That means that during rawhide we make these unconfined domain, 
> permissive domains and use the reports to perfect the policy for
> any scenario. then when rawhide gets branched we make it unconfined
> again so that "the masses¨ get an unconfined puppet. But if one
> decides to remove the unconfined domains , puppet will still work
> (atleast better than currently) because we kept perfecting policy
> during the rawhide.
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