Security-Enhanced Linux secures the portmap processes via flexible mandatory access control.
The portmap processes execute with the portmap_t SELinux type. You can check if you have these processes running by executing the ps command with the -Z qualifier.
ps -eZ | grep portmap_t
The portmap_t SELinux type can be entered via the portmap_exec_t file type.
The default entrypoint paths for the portmap_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 portmap policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their portmap processes in as secure a method as possible.
The following process types are defined for portmap:
Note: semanage permissive -a portmap_t can be used to make the process type portmap_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. portmap policy is extremely flexible and has several booleans that allow you to manipulate the policy and run portmap with the tightest access possible.
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 portmap policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their portmap processes in as secure a method as possible.
The following port types are defined for portmap:
Default Defined Ports: tcp 111 udp 111
The SELinux process type portmap_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 portmap policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their portmap processes in as secure a method as possible.
STANDARD FILE CONTEXT
SELinux defines the file context types for the portmap, 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 portmap_exec_t '/srv/portmap/content(/.*)?'
restorecon -R -v /srv/myportmap_content
Note: SELinux often uses regular expressions to specify labels that match multiple files.
The following file types are defined for portmap:
- Set files with the portmap_exec_t type, if you want to transition an executable to the portmap_t domain.
- Set files with the portmap_helper_exec_t type, if you want to transition an executable to the portmap_helper_t domain.
/sbin/pmap_set, /sbin/pmap_dump, /usr/sbin/pmap_set, /usr/sbin/pmap_dump
- Set files with the portmap_initrc_exec_t type, if you want to transition an executable to the portmap_initrc_t domain.
- Set files with the portmap_tmp_t type, if you want to store portmap temporary files in the /tmp directories.
- Set files with the portmap_var_run_t type, if you want to store the portmap files under the /run or /var/run 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.
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), portmap(8), semanage(8), restorecon(8), chcon(1), sepolicy(8), setsebool(8), portmap_helper_selinux(8), portmap_helper_selinux(8)