setsebool_selinux man page

setsebool_selinux — Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the setsebool processes

Description

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

The setsebool processes execute with the setsebool_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 setsebool_t

Entrypoints

The setsebool_t SELinux type can be entered via the setsebool_exec_t file type.

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

/usr/sbin/setsebool

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 setsebool policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their setsebool processes in as secure a method as possible.

The following process types are defined for setsebool:

setsebool_t

Note: semanage permissive -a setsebool_t can be used to make the process type setsebool_t permissive. SELinux does not deny access to permissive process types, but the AVC (SELinux denials) messages are still generated.

Booleans

SELinux policy is customizable based on least access required. setsebool policy is extremely flexible and has several booleans that allow you to manipulate the policy and run setsebool with the tightest access possible.

If you want to allow users to resolve user passwd entries directly from ldap rather then using a sssd server, you must turn on the authlogin_nsswitch_use_ldap boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P authlogin_nsswitch_use_ldap 1

If you want to allow all daemons the ability to read/write terminals, you must turn on the daemons_use_tty boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P daemons_use_tty 1

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

If you want to allow all domains to use other domains file descriptors, you must turn on the domain_fd_use boolean. Enabled by default.

setsebool -P domain_fd_use 1

If you want to allow all domains to have the kernel load modules, you must turn on the domain_kernel_load_modules boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P domain_kernel_load_modules 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

If you want to enable reading of urandom for all domains, you must turn on the global_ssp boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P global_ssp 1

If you want to allow confined applications to run with kerberos, you must turn on the kerberos_enabled boolean. Enabled by default.

setsebool -P kerberos_enabled 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 allow confined applications to use nscd shared memory, you must turn on the nscd_use_shm boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P nscd_use_shm 1

If you want to boolean to determine whether the system permits loading policy, setting enforcing mode, and changing boolean values. Set this to true and you have to reboot to set it back, you must turn on the secure_mode_policyload boolean. Enabled by default.

setsebool -P secure_mode_policyload 1

Managed Files

The SELinux process type setsebool_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.

boolean_type

default_context_t

/etc/selinux/([^/]*/)?contexts(/.*)?
/root/.default_contexts

etc_runtime_t

/[^/]+
/etc/mtab.*
/etc/blkid(/.*)?
/etc/nologin.*
/etc/.fstab.hal..+
/halt
/poweroff
/fastboot
/etc/cmtab
/forcefsck
/.autofsck
/.suspended
/fsckoptions
/var/.updated
/etc/.updated
/.autorelabel
/etc/killpower
/etc/securetty
/etc/nohotplug
/etc/ioctl.save
/etc/fstab.REVOKE
/etc/network/ifstate
/etc/sysconfig/hwconf
/etc/ptal/ptal-printd-like
/etc/sysconfig/iptables.save
/etc/xorg.conf.d/00-system-setup-keyboard.conf
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-system-setup-keyboard.conf

file_context_t

/etc/selinux/([^/]*/)?contexts/files(/.*)?

selinux_config_t

/etc/selinux(/.*)?
/etc/selinux/([^/]*/)?seusers
/etc/selinux/([^/]*/)?users(/.*)?
/etc/selinux/([^/]*/)?setrans.conf
/var/lib/sepolgen(/.*)?

semanage_read_lock_t

/etc/selinux/([^/]*/)?modules/semanage.read.LOCK
/var/lib/selinux/[^/]+/semanage.read.LOCK

semanage_store_t

/etc/selinux/([^/]*/)?policy(/.*)?
/etc/selinux/(minimum|mls|targeted)/active(/.*)?
/etc/selinux/([^/]*/)?modules/(active|tmp|previous)(/.*)?
/var/lib/selinux(/.*)?
/etc/share/selinux/mls(/.*)?
/etc/share/selinux/targeted(/.*)?

semanage_tmp_t

semanage_trans_lock_t

/etc/selinux/([^/]*/)?modules/semanage.trans.LOCK
/var/lib/selinux/[^/]+/semanage.trans.LOCK

File Contexts

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 setsebool policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their setsebool processes in as secure a method as possible.

The following file types are defined for setsebool:

setsebool_exec_t

- Set files with the setsebool_exec_t type, if you want to transition an executable to the setsebool_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.

Commands

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.

Author

This manual page was auto-generated using sepolicy manpage .

See Also

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

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