brctl_selinux(8) SELinux Policy documentation for brctl brctl_selinux(8)

NAME brctl_selinux - Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the brctl processes

DESCRIPTION Security-Enhanced Linux secures the brctl processes via flexible manda- tory access control.

The brctl processes execute with the brctl_t SELinux type. You can check if you have these processes running by executing the ps command with the -Z qualifier.

For example:

ps -eZ | grep brctl_t

ENTRYPOINTS The brctl_t SELinux type can be entered via the "brctl_exec_t" file type. The default entrypoint paths for the brctl_t domain are the fol- lowing:"

/usr/sbin/brctl

PROCESS TYPES SELinux defines process types (domains) for each process running on the system

You can see the context of a process using the -Z option to ps

Policy governs the access confined processes have to files. SELinux brctl policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their brctl pro- cesses in as secure a method as possible.

The following process types are defined for brctl:

brctl_t

Note: semanage permissive -a brctl_t

can be used to make the process type brctl_t permissive. Permissive process types are not denied access by SELinux. AVC messages will still be generated.

FILE CONTEXTS SELinux requires files to have an extended attribute to define the file type.

You can see the context of a file using the -Z option to ls

Policy governs the access confined processes have to these files. SELinux brctl policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their brctl processes in as secure a method as possible.

The following file types are defined for brctl:

brctl_exec_t

- Set files with the brctl_exec_t type, if you want to transition an executable to the brctl_t domain.

Note: File context can be temporarily modified with the chcon command. If you want to permanently change the file context you need to use the semanage fcontext command. This will modify the SELinux labeling database. You will need to use restorecon to apply the labels.

MANAGED FILES The SELinux process type brctl_t can manage files labeled with the fol- lowing file types. The paths listed are the default paths for these file types. Note the processes UID still need to have DAC permissions.

initrc_tmp_t

mnt_t

/mnt(/[^/]*) /mnt(/[^/]*)? /rhev(/[^/]*)? /media(/[^/]*) /media(/[^/]*)? /etc/rhgb(/.*)? /media/.hal-.* /net /afs /misc /rhev

sysfs_t

/sys(/.*)?

tmp_t

/tmp /usr/tmp /var/tmp /var/tmp/vi.recover

COMMANDS semanage fcontext can also be used to manipulate default file context mappings.

semanage permissive can also be used to manipulate whether or not a process type is permissive.

semanage module can also be used to enable/disable/install/remove pol- icy modules.

system-config-selinux is a GUI tool available to customize SELinux pol- icy settings.

AUTHOR This manual page was auto-generated using sepolicy manpage by mgrepl.

SEE ALSO selinux(8), brctl(8), semanage(8), restorecon(8), chcon(1), sepolicy(8)

brctl 13-01-04 brctl_selinux(8)