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Bug 1513399 - avc: denied { map } for systemd on modules.dep.bin
Summary: avc: denied { map } for systemd on modules.dep.bin
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openvswitch
Version: 27
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Aaron Conole
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1517239 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-15 10:51 UTC by Martin Pitt
Modified: 2019-04-29 09:18 UTC (History)
14 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-06-29 14:46:59 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Martin Pitt 2017-11-15 10:51:55 UTC
Description of problem:

A recent update on Fedora 27 now causes the following SELinux denial, right after booting:

# journalctl -b |grep avc.*denied.*modules.dep
Nov 15 05:44:17 localhost.localdomain audit[1]: AVC avc:  denied  { map } for  pid=1 comm="systemd" path="/usr/lib/modules/4.13.11-300.fc27.x86_64/modules.dep.bin" dev="dm-0" ino=4291251 scontext=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0 tcontext=unconfined_u:object_r:modules_object_t:s0 tclass=file permissive=0

We noticed this when refreshing Cockpit's fedora-27 test VM ( The previous refresh was just a few days ago, so this is a very recent regression.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

# rpm -qa | egrep 'selinux-policy|kernel-core|systemd-2'

The previous image (where this does not happen) has the same selinux, but an older kernel and systemd:


How reproducible: Always

Comment 1 Martin Pitt 2017-11-15 10:53:38 UTC
Bug 1508336 was filed against openvswitch and is very similar, although there it's not systemd but modprobe which is being denied map access to modules.dep.bin.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2017-11-16 15:12:48 UTC
selinux-policy-3.13.1-283.16.fc27 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 27.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2017-11-17 18:56:36 UTC
selinux-policy-3.13.1-283.16.fc27 has been pushed to the Fedora 27 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See for
instructions on how to install test updates.
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Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2017-11-20 16:56:56 UTC
selinux-policy-3.13.1-283.16.fc27 has been pushed to the Fedora 27 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 5 Bradi 2017-11-28 02:37:20 UTC
Just encountered this problem after installing openvswitch-2.8.1-1 on Fedora 27 (4.13.13-300.fc27.x86_64 with selinux-policy-3.13.1-283.16).

Resolved with the following policy update:

module openvswitch_1 1.0;

require {
	type openvswitch_t;
	type modules_object_t;
	class file map;
	class system module_load;

#============= openvswitch_t ==============
allow openvswitch_t modules_object_t:file map;
allow openvswitch_t self:system module_load;

Comment 6 Jan Pazdziora 2017-11-28 08:46:01 UTC
I confirm that with selinux-policy-3.13.1-283.16.fc27.noarch I still see the AVC denial. Lukáš, what fix was supposed to go to that version? Do you want this bugzilla reopened, or new filed? Alternatively, bug 1508336 could be used for the final fix.

Overall, is allowing module_load what should be done for openvswitch_t, should that be isolated into some one-purpose helper?

Comment 8 Jan Pazdziora 2017-12-04 09:44:08 UTC
Reopening per comment 6.

Comment 10 Lukas Vrabec 2017-12-13 12:43:38 UTC
*** Bug 1517239 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 11 Jan Pazdziora 2017-12-18 09:32:50 UTC
Any chance of getting proper fix to updates-testing?

Comment 13 Lukas Vrabec 2017-12-19 14:01:13 UTC
I like the idea to create new SELinux type for openvswitch doamin (e.g: openvswitch_load_module_t) and there will be transition like: 

type_transition openvswitch_t openvswitch_load_module_exec_t:process openvswitch_load_module_t 

And we'll label this one purpose helper with openvswitch_load_module_exec_t. 

Main issue here is that if we allow module_load for openvswitch_t we basically make this domain unconfined. 

Is this possible from openvswitch POV? 


Comment 14 Aaron Conole 2018-02-05 19:59:38 UTC
I am about to propose a script upstream to do just that.  Is it possible to get your assistance to review?

Comment 17 Aaron Conole 2018-06-29 14:46:59 UTC
This was accepted.  OvS 2.10 will have the appropriate tools for the selinux domain transitions to prevent these AVC denials.

Comment 18 Jan Pazdziora 2018-06-29 15:36:30 UTC
Thank you for the information. What is the plan for bringing 2.10 (and thus the fix) to Fedora 27 / Fedora 28 / rawhide?

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