denyhosts_selinux(8) SELinux Policy denyhosts denyhosts_selinux(8)

NAME denyhosts_selinux - Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the denyhosts processes

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

The denyhosts processes execute with the denyhosts_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 denyhosts_t

ENTRYPOINTS The denyhosts_t SELinux type can be entered via the denyhosts_exec_t file type.

The default entrypoint paths for the denyhosts_t domain are the follow- ing:

/usr/bin/denyhosts.py

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 denyhosts policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their deny- hosts processes in as secure a method as possible.

The following process types are defined for denyhosts:

denyhosts_t

Note: semanage permissive -a denyhosts_t can be used to make the pro- cess type denyhosts_t permissive. SELinux does not deny access to per- missive process types, but the AVC (SELinux denials) messages are still generated.

BOOLEANS SELinux policy is customizable based on least access required. deny- hosts policy is extremely flexible and has several booleans that allow you to manipulate the policy and run denyhosts with the tightest access possible.

If you want to allow all daemons to write corefiles to /, you must turn on the allow_daemons_dump_core boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P allow_daemons_dump_core 1

If you want to allow all daemons to use tcp wrappers, you must turn on the allow_daemons_use_tcp_wrapper boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P allow_daemons_use_tcp_wrapper 1

If you want to allow all daemons the ability to read/write terminals, you must turn on the allow_daemons_use_tty boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P allow_daemons_use_tty 1

If you want to allow all domains to use other domains file descriptors, you must turn on the allow_domain_fd_use boolean. Enabled by default.

setsebool -P allow_domain_fd_use 1

If you want to allow sysadm to debug or ptrace all processes, you must turn on the allow_ptrace boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P allow_ptrace 1

If you want to allow all domains to have the kernel load modules, you must turn on the domain_kernel_load_modules boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P domain_kernel_load_modules 1

If you want to allow all domains to execute in fips_mode, you must turn on the fips_mode boolean. Enabled by default.

setsebool -P fips_mode 1

If you want to enable reading of urandom for all domains, you must turn on the global_ssp boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P global_ssp 1

If you want to enable support for upstart as the init program, you must turn on the init_upstart boolean. Enabled by default.

setsebool -P init_upstart 1

MANAGED FILES The SELinux process type denyhosts_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.

denyhosts_var_lib_t

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

denyhosts_var_lock_t

/var/lock/subsys/denyhosts

net_conf_t

/etc/ntpd?.conf.* /etc/yp.conf.* /etc/denyhosts.* /etc/hosts.deny.* /etc/resolv.conf.* /etc/ntp/step-tickers.* /etc/sysconfig/networking(/.*)? /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts(/.*)? /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/.*resolv.conf /etc/hosts /etc/ethers

root_t

/ /initrd

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

STANDARD FILE CONTEXT

SELinux defines the file context types for the denyhosts, if you wanted to store files with these types in a diffent paths, you need to execute the semanage command to sepecify alternate labeling and then use restorecon to put the labels on disk.

semanage fcontext -a -t denyhosts_exec_t /srv/denyhosts/content(/.*)? restorecon -R -v /srv/mydenyhosts_content

Note: SELinux often uses regular expressions to specify labels that match multiple files.

The following file types are defined for denyhosts:

denyhosts_exec_t

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

denyhosts_initrc_exec_t

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

denyhosts_var_lib_t

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

denyhosts_var_lock_t

- Set files with the denyhosts_var_lock_t type, if you want to treat the files as denyhosts var lock data, stored under the /var/lock direc- tory

denyhosts_var_log_t

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

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.

semanage boolean can also be used to manipulate the booleans

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

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

SEE ALSO selinux(8), denyhosts(8), semanage(8), restorecon(8), chcon(1) , setse- bool(8)

denyhosts 13-09-27 denyhosts_selinux(8)