[refpolicy] RFC: direct_init_entry breaks direct_initrc

Christopher J. PeBenito cpebenito at tresys.com
Tue Jan 14 15:44:07 EST 2014

On 01/14/14 13:30, Dominick Grift wrote:
> On Tue, 2014-01-14 at 09:10 -0500, Christopher J. PeBenito wrote:
>> On Tue Jan 14 09:02:08 2014, Dominick Grift wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2014-01-14 at 08:56 -0500, Christopher J. PeBenito wrote:
>>>> On 12/10/13 10:57, Dominick Grift wrote:
>>>>> I have not tested this yet and it is a theory
>>>>> I was not there when that type attribute was implemented so i do not
>>>>> know the rationale behind the decision to implement it.
>>>>> Would be nice if anyone could shed some light on that and would be even
>>>>> better if this fix is acknowledged
>>>> It seems like it would probably work, but definitely needs to be tested.
>>> I have tested it. role transitions should happen on the init script and
>>> now on the daemon entry file. This is a bug in the init_run_daemon
>>> interface and it breaks a lot of stuff
>>> Also the init_run_daemon(unconfined_t, unconfined_r) should be make
>>> tunable (direct_sysadm_daemon)
>> Would you send patches for these?  The first patch I only see as 
>> inlined comments in the body of the first message.
> Unfortunately i found some other issue during rebasing.
> Not only do callers of init_run_daemon() role transition on daemon
> executable files instead of init scripts. They turn out to be also
> domain transitioning on executable files instead of init scripts.
> (so sysadm_t seems to actually run init scripts in the sysadm_t domain
> (with direct_initrc=y) (unless i overlooked something)
> My previous patches do work and fix many issues but it is not the fix i
> was hoping for (i guess i had not tested it enough after all)
> Enclosed you will find the rebased patch , and although it builds i have
> not been able to test it yet. I need to test this on debian because
> Fedora has diverged a lot from refpolicy, is using systemd. I can't test
> it on rhel either since that also diverged a lot from refpolicy and
> refpolicy probably does not install on el6 due to old user space (does
> not support named file transition for one)
> I am planning to test this on debian, but for now i just post the patch
> for review/comments.

I think you may be able to drop the direct_run_init attribute and put the domtrans you added in the init_run_daemon() interface instead.

Chris PeBenito
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