Security-Enhanced Linux secures the cobblerd processes via flexible mandatory access control.
The cobblerd processes execute with the cobblerd_t SELinux type. You can check if you have these processes running by executing the ps command with the -Z qualifier.
ps -eZ | grep cobblerd_t
The cobblerd_t SELinux type can be entered via the cobblerd_exec_t file type.
The default entrypoint paths for the cobblerd_t domain are the following:
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 psbP
Policy governs the access confined processes have to files. SELinux cobblerd policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their cobblerd processes in as secure a method as possible.
The following process types are defined for cobblerd:
Note: semanage permissive -a cobblerd_t can be used to make the process type cobblerd_t permissive. SELinux does not deny access to permissive process types, but the AVC (SELinux denials) messages are still generated.
SELinux policy is customizable based on least access required. cobblerd policy is extremely flexible and has several booleans that allow you to manipulate the policy and run cobblerd with the tightest access possible.
If you want to determine whether Cobbler can connect to the network using TCP, you must turn on the cobbler_can_network_connect boolean. Disabled by default.
setsebool -P cobbler_can_network_connect 1
If you want to determine whether Cobbler can access cifs file systems, you must turn on the cobbler_use_cifs boolean. Disabled by default.
setsebool -P cobbler_use_cifs 1
If you want to determine whether Cobbler can access nfs file systems, you must turn on the cobbler_use_nfs boolean. Disabled by default.
setsebool -P cobbler_use_nfs 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
SELinux defines port types to represent TCP and UDP ports.
You can see the types associated with a port by using the following command:
semanage port -l
Policy governs the access confined processes have to these ports. SELinux cobblerd policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their cobblerd processes in as secure a method as possible.
The following port types are defined for cobblerd:
Default Defined Ports: tcp 25151
The SELinux process type cobblerd_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.
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 lsbP
Policy governs the access confined processes have to these files. SELinux cobblerd policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their cobblerd processes in as secure a method as possible.
The following file types are defined for cobblerd:
- Set files with the cobblerd_exec_t type, if you want to transition an executable to the cobblerd_t domain.
- Set files with the cobblerd_initrc_exec_t type, if you want to transition an executable to the cobblerd_initrc_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.
If you want to share files with multiple domains (Apache, FTP, rsync, Samba), you can set a file context of public_content_t and public_content_rw_t. These context allow any of the above domains to read the content. If you want a particular domain to write to the public_content_rw_t domain, you must set the appropriate boolean.
Allow cobblerd servers to read the /var/cobblerd directory by adding the public_content_t file type to the directory and by restoring the file type.
semanage fcontext -a -t public_content_t "/var/cobblerd(/.*)?"
restorecon -F -R -v /var/cobblerd
Allow cobblerd servers to read and write /var/cobblerd/incoming by adding the public_content_rw_t type to the directory and by restoring the file type. You also need to turn on the cobblerd_anon_write boolean.
semanage fcontext -a -t public_content_rw_t "/var/cobblerd/incoming(/.*)?"
restorecon -F -R -v /var/cobblerd/incoming
setsebool -P cobblerd_anon_write 1
If you want to determine whether Cobbler can modify public files used for public file transfer services., you must turn on the cobbler_anon_write boolean.
setsebool -P cobbler_anon_write 1
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 policy modules.
semanage port can also be used to manipulate the port definitions
semanage boolean can also be used to manipulate the booleans
system-config-selinux is a GUI tool available to customize SELinux policy settings.
This manual page was auto-generated using sepolicy manpage .
selinux(8), cobblerd(8), semanage(8), restorecon(8), chcon(1), sepolicy(8), setsebool(8)