chfn_selinux(8) SELinux Policy chfn chfn_selinux(8)

NAME chfn_selinux - Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the chfn processes

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

The chfn processes execute with the chfn_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 chfn_t

ENTRYPOINTS The chfn_t SELinux type can be entered via the chfn_exec_t file type.

The default entrypoint paths for the chfn_t domain are the following:

/usr/bin/chsh, /usr/bin/chfn

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 chfn policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their chfn pro- cesses in as secure a method as possible.

The following process types are defined for chfn:

chfn_t

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

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

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 confined applications to run with kerberos, you must turn on the allow_kerberos boolean. Enabled by default.

setsebool -P allow_kerberos 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 system to run with NIS, you must turn on the allow_ypbind boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P allow_ypbind 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 allow confined applications to use nscd shared memory, you must turn on the nscd_use_shm boolean. Enabled by default.

setsebool -P nscd_use_shm 1

MANAGED FILES The SELinux process type chfn_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.

etc_t

/etc/.* /var/db/.*.db /usr/etc(/.*)? /var/ftp/etc(/.*)? /usr/local/etc(/.*)? /var/lib/openshift/.limits.d(/.*)? /var/lib/openshift/.openshift-proxy.d(/.*)? /var/lib/openshift/.stickshift-proxy.d(/.*)? /var/lib/stickshift/.limits.d(/.*)? /var/lib/stickshift/.stickshift-proxy.d(/.*)? /var/named/chroot/etc(/.*)? /etc/ipsec.d/examples(/.*)? /var/spool/postfix/etc(/.*)? /etc /etc/cups/client.conf

faillog_t

/var/log/btmp.* /var/log/faillog.* /var/log/tallylog.* /var/run/faillock(/.*)?

initrc_tmp_t

krb5_host_rcache_t

/var/cache/krb5rcache(/.*)? /var/tmp/host_0 /var/tmp/HTTP_23

lastlog_t

/var/log/lastlog.*

mnt_t

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

pcscd_var_run_t

/var/run/pcscd.events(/.*)? /var/run/pcscd.pid /var/run/pcscd.pub /var/run/pcscd.comm

security_t

tmp_t

/tmp /usr/tmp /var/tmp /tmp-inst /var/tmp-inst /var/tmp/vi.recover

user_tmp_t

/tmp/gconfd-.* /tmp/gconfd-staff

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

The following file types are defined for chfn:

chfn_exec_t

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

Paths: /usr/bin/chsh, /usr/bin/chfn

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), chfn(8), semanage(8), restorecon(8), chcon(1) , setse- bool(8)

chfn 15-06-03 chfn_selinux(8)