fail2ban_selinux(8)SELinux Policy documentation for fail2bafail2ban_selinux(8)

NAME fail2ban_selinux - Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the fail2ban pro- cesses

DESCRIPTION Security-Enhanced Linux secures the fail2ban processes via flexible mandatory access control.

The fail2ban processes execute with the fail2ban_t SELinux type. You can check if you have these processes running by executing the ps com- mand with the -Z qualifier.

For example:

ps -eZ | grep fail2ban_t

ENTRYPOINTS The fail2ban_t SELinux type can be entered via the "fail2ban_exec_t" file type. The default entrypoint paths for the fail2ban_t domain are the following:"

/usr/bin/fail2ban, /usr/bin/fail2ban-server

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 fail2ban policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their fail2ban processes in as secure a method as possible.

The following process types are defined for fail2ban:

fail2ban_t

Note: semanage permissive -a fail2ban_t

can be used to make the process type fail2ban_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 fail2ban policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their fail2ban processes in as secure a method as possible.

The following file types are defined for fail2ban:

fail2ban_exec_t

- Set files with the fail2ban_exec_t type, if you want to transition an executable to the fail2ban_t domain.

fail2ban_initrc_exec_t

- Set files with the fail2ban_initrc_exec_t type, if you want to tran- sition an executable to the fail2ban_initrc_t domain.

fail2ban_log_t

- Set files with the fail2ban_log_t type, if you want to treat the data as fail2ban log data, usually stored under the /var/log directory.

fail2ban_tmp_t

- Set files with the fail2ban_tmp_t type, if you want to store fail2ban temporary files in the /tmp directories.

fail2ban_var_lib_t

- Set files with the fail2ban_var_lib_t type, if you want to store the fail2ban files under the /var/lib directory.

fail2ban_var_run_t

- Set files with the fail2ban_var_run_t type, if you want to store the fail2ban files under the /run directory.

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 fail2ban_t can manage files labeled with the following file types. The paths listed are the default paths for these file types. Note the processes UID still need to have DAC permissions.

fail2ban_log_t

/var/log/fail2ban.log.*

fail2ban_tmp_t

fail2ban_var_lib_t

/var/lib/fail2ban(/.*)?

fail2ban_var_run_t

/var/run/fail2ban.*

initrc_tmp_t

mnt_t

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

root_t

/ /initrd

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), fail2ban(8), semanage(8), restorecon(8), chcon(1), sepol- icy(8)

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