user_mail_selinux - Man Page

Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the user_mail processes

Description

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

The user_mail processes execute with the user_mail_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 user_mail_t

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

The following process types are defined for user_mail:

user_mail_t

Note: semanage permissive -a user_mail_t can be used to make the process type user_mail_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.  user_mail policy is extremely flexible and has several booleans that allow you to manipulate the policy and run user_mail 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

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 support SAMBA home directories, you must turn on the use_samba_home_dirs boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P use_samba_home_dirs 1

Managed Files

The SELinux process type user_mail_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.

cifs_t

courier_spool_t

/var/spool/courier(/.*)?
/var/spool/authdaemon(/.*)?

etc_aliases_t

/etc/mail/.*.db
/etc/mail/aliases.*
/etc/postfix/aliases.*
/etc/aliases
/etc/aliases.db

etc_mail_t

/etc/mail(/.*)?

exim_log_t

/var/log/exim[0-9]?(/.*)?

exim_spool_t

/var/spool/exim[0-9]?(/.*)?

mail_home_rw_t

/root/Maildir(/.*)?
/root/.esmtp_queue(/.*)?
/var/lib/arpwatch/.esmtp_queue(/.*)?
/home/[^/]+/.maildir(/.*)?
/home/[^/]+/Maildir(/.*)?
/home/[^/]+/.esmtp_queue(/.*)?

mail_home_t

/root/.mailrc
/root/.esmtprc
/root/.forward
/root/dead.letter
/home/[^/]+/.forward[^/]*
/home/[^/]+/.mailrc
/home/[^/]+/.esmtprc
/home/[^/]+/dead.letter

mail_spool_t

/var/mail(/.*)?
/var/spool/imap(/.*)?
/var/spool/mail(/.*)?
/var/spool/smtpd(/.*)?

mqueue_spool_t

/var/spool/(client)?mqueue(/.*)?
/var/spool/mqueue.in(/.*)?

nfs_t

sendmail_log_t

/var/log/mail(/.*)?
/var/log/sendmail.st.*

user_home_t

/home/[^/]+/.+

uucpd_spool_t

/var/spool/uucp(/.*)?
/var/spool/uucppublic(/.*)?

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

Referenced By

user_selinux(8).

20-08-03 SELinux Policy user_mail