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Can I disable SeLinux only for a particular Service ?

asked 2011-11-18 15:03:54 -0600

SoumyaC gravatar image

updated 2011-11-25 22:20:51 -0600

mether gravatar image

Just curious to know If I am facing denials regarding a particular Service, Can I just turn on different modes of SeLinux only for that Service rather than affecting the whole system ?

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answered 2011-11-18 17:04:45 -0600

lzap gravatar image

My guess is you can run a service (a process) in unconfined mode. Example:

chcon -t unconfined_exec_t /usr/sbin/httpd

I am not sure if this is what you want, I can only guess it is not much secure to do it in production...

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I wanted to know suppose like my NetworkManager has some issues with SELinux and I just wan't to disable or set the mode to permissive for NetworkManager, can I do it ..rather than playing with the SELinux settingd for the whole system. Keeping the process unconfined can be the solution.

SoumyaC gravatar imageSoumyaC ( 2011-11-19 03:00:51 -0600 )edit

@lzap I just wanted to know this for my home system, not in any production. But thanks, that unconfined trick helped

SoumyaC gravatar imageSoumyaC ( 2011-11-19 07:47:02 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-08-07 06:51:19 -0600

none gravatar image

SELinux have permissive domains, that allows you to put confined application in permissive mode regardless of SELinux enforcing mode.

semanage permissive -l - will list you all security domains (context in which application runs) that are in permissive mode.

semanage permissive -a domain_t - will add this domain to permissive list, eg.: semanage permissive -a httpd_t - will move apache to permissive mode.

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answered 2013-08-07 22:47:20 -0600

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updated 2013-08-07 22:51:41 -0600

There is one thing you can do to fix this

1 set SE Linux on Permissive

2 Monitor SE Linux Logs (/var/log/audit/audit.log) and grep the Network Manager AVC Denials

3 Copy them in a separate file say seerror.txt

4 now use audit2allow to create a policy file

audit2allow -M mypol -i /path to seerror.txt

This will create a policy file mypol.pp

Now load the policy using semodule

semodule -i mypol.pp
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answered 2011-11-18 23:36:26 -0600

ZenDark gravatar image

Selinux is system enabled and you cannot turn it off for a service. If you are having problems with a service you can put it in permissive mode and look if it's working and if any selinux alert is showing.

sudo getenforce
> Enforcing

Change to permissive until next reboot

sudo setenforce 0
sudo getenforce
> Permissive

Restart your service so that it runs in the new applied mode...

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Actually you can. Check my answer to this question.

none gravatar imagenone ( 2013-08-07 06:48:34 -0600 )edit

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