Security-Enhanced Linux secures the container processes via flexible mandatory access control.
The container processes execute with the container_t SELinux type. You can check if you have these processes running by executing the ps command with the -Z qualifier.
ps -eZ | grep container_t
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 container policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their container processes in as secure a method as possible.
The following process types are defined for container:
Note: semanage permissive -a container_t can be used to make the process type container_t permissive. SELinux does not deny access to permissive process types, but the AVC (SELinux denials) messages are still generated.
The SELinux process type container_t is an MCS (Multi Category Security) constrained type. Sometimes this separation is referred to as sVirt. These types are usually used for securing multi-tenant environments, such as virtualization, containers or separation of users. The tools used to launch MCS types, pick out a different MCS label for each process group.
For example one process might be launched with container_t:s0:c1,c2, and another process launched with container_t:s0:c3,c4. The SELinux kernel only allows these processes can only write to content with a matching MCS label, or a MCS Label of s0. A process running with the MCS level of s0:c1,c2 is not allowed to write to content with the MCS label of s0:c3,c4
SELinux policy is customizable based on least access required. container policy is extremely flexible and has several booleans that allow you to manipulate the policy and run container with the tightest access possible.
If you want to deny any process from ptracing or debugging any other processes, you must turn on the deny_ptrace boolean. Enabled by default.
setsebool -P deny_ptrace 1
The SELinux process type container_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 container policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their container processes in as secure a method as possible.
STANDARD FILE CONTEXT
SELinux defines the file context types for the container, if you wanted to store files with these types in a diffent paths, you need to execute the semanage command to specify alternate labeling and then use restorecon to put the labels on disk.
semanage fcontext -a -t container_ro_file_t '/srv/mycontainer_content(/.*)?'
restorecon -R -v /srv/mycontainer_content
Note: SELinux often uses regular expressions to specify labels that match multiple files.
The following file types are defined for container:
- Set files with the container_file_t type, if you want to treat the files as container content.
- Set files with the container_ro_file_t type, if you want to treat the files as container ro content.
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.
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 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), container(8), semanage(8), restorecon(8), chcon(1), sepolicy(8), setsebool(8)