On 10/14/2016 07:28 PM, Stephen Smalley wrote:
> On 10/14/2016 01:18 PM, Dominick Grift wrote:
>> On 10/14/2016 07:17 PM, Stephen Smalley wrote:
>>> On 10/14/2016 12:20 PM, Dominick Grift wrote:
>>>> On 10/14/2016 06:15 PM, Stephen Smalley wrote:
>>>>> On 10/14/2016 12:02 PM, Dominick Grift wrote:
>>>>>> On 10/14/2016 05:55 PM, Stephen Smalley wrote:
>>>>>>> The 2016-10-14 / 2.6 release for the SELinux userspace is
>>>>>>> now available at: 
>>>>>>> https://github.com/SELinuxProject/selinux/wiki/Releases
>>>>>>> This has been tagged as 20161014 in the git repository.
>>>>>>> Below are some notes on this release for packagers of
>>>>>>> the SELinux userspace.  Please see the individual
>>>>>>> ChangeLog files for a detailed list of changes.
>>>>>>> 1) sepolicy converted to setools4: - sepolicy and its 
>>>>>>> users now depend on setools4 instead of setools3.
>>>>>>> - Please convert any remaining users of setools3 to 
>>>>>>> setools4 since setools3 is no longer being developed.
>>>>>>> 2) genhomedircon enhancements and behavior changes: - 
>>>>>>> genhomedircon supports the %{USERID} template for 
>>>>>>> substituting the user's uid. %{USERNAME} has also been 
>>>>>>> added as a new template for substituting the user's 
>>>>>>> username.  The USER template is still supported for 
>>>>>>> backward compatibility but is deprecated.
>>>>>>> - genhomedircon supports generating home directory 
>>>>>>> contexts for login mappings using the %group syntax. This
>>>>>>> may produce an error if the user belongs to multiple 
>>>>>>> groups specified in the login mapping, which can be 
>>>>>>> resolved by adding an explicit mapping for the user to 
>>>>>>> override the group-based mapping.
>>>>>>> - genhomedircon will fully replace the SELinux user and 
>>>>>>> range fields in each templated security context rather 
>>>>>>> than only substituting for the hardcoded strings 
>>>>>>> "system_u" and "s0".  As a side effect, genhomedircon no 
>>>>>>> longer has special handling of "system_u" and will 
>>>>>>> therefore trigger a warning if there is a "system_u" 
>>>>>>> entry in seusers: libsemanage.add_user: user system_u
>>>>>>> not in password file This warning is not fatal, but it
>>>>>>> would be preferable to remove system_u from the seusers
>>>>>>> file. See
>>>>>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1378204
>>>>>>> - genhomedircon will replace the role field in each 
>>>>>>> templated security context with the user prefix for the 
>>>>>>> user if the user prefix is the identifier of a role
>>>>>>> valid for the given user, or if it is "object_r". This
>>>>>>> enables configuring RBACSEP (i.e. role-based separation
>>>>>>> of user home directories) in policy.  If the user prefix
>>>>>>> is not a valid role, then genhomedircon will leave the
>>>>>>> role field unmodified as before.
>>>>>> An issue was reported about genhomedircon with standard 
>>>>>> policy model (non-mls), where no contexts were generated.
>>>>>> I was able to reproduce this issue, and Gary produced a 
>>>>>> patch to fix this. However the patch does not fully
>>>>>> address the issue, as it requires that one runs an
>>>>>> additional semodule -B to rerun genhomedircon.
>>>>>> genhomedircon does not generate the contexts the first time
>>>>>> around.
>>>>> Hmm..reported to whom, and where did this discussion take 
>>>>> place? I have seen nothing on the list.  Would have been 
>>>>> helpful to have reported it on the -rc releases.
>>>> Someone using gentoo-hardened encountered the issue, and
>>>> gentoo maintainer told Gary about it on IRC. Two day's ago,
>>>> with a delay, I set out to reproduce the issue to confirm the
>>>> bug. I was planning to report this on the list but: I was not 
>>>> expecting a release this soon, and I was hoping for a
>>>> revisited patch soon but it obviously delayed.
>>>> So only two day's ago the bug was confirmed. We should have 
>>>> reported then but we didn't
>>> Since I haven't seen the patch, I can't comment on it.  I would 
>>> think one could simply test sepol_policydb_mls_enabled(policydb) 
>>> in semanage_genhomedircon() to determine whether MLS is enabled, 
>>> and then pass that result down as appropriate so that the 
>>> underlying code could handle the MLS-disabled case correctly.
>> This is the patch that does not fully address the issue
>> https://github.com/garyttierney/selinux/commit/600f20e5ea50eaac919ad8fee8987c6bdfa081e6.patch
> I requires one additional "semodule -B" to make genhomedircon
>> generate the contexts. So it is only part of the fix. Also I 
>> haven't tested the above patch in all scenarios (switching back
>> and forth between the various models)
> That's because it is testing the wrong policy.  As I said above, it
> needs to test sepol_policydb_mls_enabled(policydb) using the policydb
> passed to semanage_genhomedircon(), which is not yet the active
> policy.  Doing so is also more efficient since it avoids re-loading
> the policy from a file into memory.

Okay if you can provide me with a patch then I can test it to confirm
that it works on my end if needed. I don't think Gary is available right
now so it might take a bit for him to rewrite it.

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