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rpm_script_selinux - Man Page

Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the rpm_script processes


Security-Enhanced Linux secures the rpm_script processes via flexible mandatory access control.

The rpm_script processes execute with the rpm_script_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 rpm_script_t


The rpm_script_t SELinux type can be entered via the bin_t, shell_exec_t, usr_t, ldconfig_exec_t file types.

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

All executables with the default executable label, usually stored in /usr/bin and /usr/sbin. /bin/d?ash, /bin/ksh.*, /bin/zsh.*, /usr/bin/d?ash, /usr/bin/ksh.*, /usr/bin/zsh.*, /bin/esh, /bin/bash, /bin/fish, /bin/mksh, /bin/sash, /bin/tcsh, /bin/yash, /bin/bash2, /usr/bin/esh, /sbin/nologin, /usr/bin/bash, /usr/bin/fish, /usr/bin/mksh, /usr/bin/sash, /usr/bin/tcsh, /usr/bin/yash, /usr/bin/bash2, /usr/sbin/sesh, /usr/sbin/smrsh, /usr/bin/scponly, /usr/libexec/sesh, /usr/sbin/nologin, /usr/bin/git-shell, /usr/sbin/scponlyc, /usr/libexec/sudo/sesh, /usr/bin/cockpit-bridge, /usr/libexec/cockpit-agent, /usr/libexec/git-core/git-shell, /opt/.*, /usr/.*, /emul/.*, /export(/.*)?, /ostree(/.*)?, /usr/doc(/.*)?/lib(/.*)?, /usr/inclu.e(/.*)?, /usr/share/rpm(/.*)?, /usr/share/doc(/.*)?/README.*, /usr/lib/modules(/.*)/vmlinuz, /usr/lib/modules(/.*)/initramfs.img, /usr/lib/sysimage(/.*)?, /usr/lib/ostree-boot(/.*)?, /opt, /usr, /emul, /sbin/sln, /usr/sbin/sln, /sbin/ldconfig, /usr/sbin/ldconfig

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 psbP

Policy governs the access confined processes have to files. SELinux rpm_script policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their rpm_script processes in as secure a method as possible.

The following process types are defined for rpm_script:


Note: semanage permissive -a rpm_script_t can be used to make the process type rpm_script_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.  rpm_script policy is extremely flexible and has several booleans that allow you to manipulate the policy and run rpm_script with the tightest access possible.

If you want to control the ability to mmap a low area of the address space, as configured by /proc/sys/vm/mmap_min_addr, you must turn on the mmap_low_allowed boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P mmap_low_allowed 1

If you want to allow system to run with NIS, you must turn on the nis_enabled boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P nis_enabled 1

If you want to disable kernel module loading, you must turn on the secure_mode_insmod boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P secure_mode_insmod 1

If you want to allow unconfined executables to make their heap memory executable.  Doing this is a really bad idea. Probably indicates a badly coded executable, but could indicate an attack. This executable should be reported in bugzilla, you must turn on the selinuxuser_execheap boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P selinuxuser_execheap 1

Managed Files

The SELinux process type rpm_script_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.


all files on the system


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 .

See Also

selinux(8), rpm_script(8), semanage(8), restorecon(8), chcon(1), sepolicy(8), setsebool(8)

Referenced By


24-06-11 SELinux Policy rpm_script