[rsbac] rsbac_auditor_rol

Javier J. Martínez Cabezón tazok.id0 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 21:02:04 CET 2009

Well, it works perfectly, without any bit suid turned on. With
syslog-ng rights changed to 755 (syslog-ng binary has it's own
rc_type) I have switched AUTH_ROLE to auditor to user audit, granted
CAP_SYS_ADMIN and CAP_DAC_OVERRIDE as minimum capabilities to
syslog-ng binary, added the capabilty of user audit to
start-stop-daemon and modify gentoo /etc/init.d/syslog-ng to make
syslog be started as user/gid audit. As all scripts needs access to
/var/lib/init.d the rc_type_fd of this dir is different and I make
that the necessary roles make all files under this dir of
/var/lib/init.d type (with def_ind_fd_type). SCD rights to rsbac_log
and syslog are changed accord to syslog role. I think this is the more
proper/secure solution don't you think?

2009/2/3 Javier J. Martínez Cabezón <tazok.id0 en gmail.com>:
> Well, this doesn't work as expected, I had to switch AUTH_ROLE  to
> secoff to make it work.
> Didn''t suppose that it's granted to auditor role too?
> 2009/1/31 Javier J. Martínez Cabezón <tazok.id0 en gmail.com>:
>> It get's solved with: marking audit user with AUTH ROLE auditor and
>> rc_def_role syslog role, granted to this rol FS_MASK CAP min set, and
>> marking syslog-ng binary as SETUID audit:root owner of syslog-ng.
>> 2009/1/31 Javier J. Martínez Cabezón <tazok.id0 en gmail.com>:
>>> Well, seems that this is controlled by "AUTH Role" for USER, I think
>>> it would be useful to put this flag in roles too and not only in
>>> users. I have for example one force role that makes all logging
>>> granted to syslog-ng. If I'm not wrong AUTH search if this flag is
>>> switched to secoff or auditor to grant the access to rsbac_log. It
>>> depend of the existance of a user with this switch. Adding it to roles
>>> instead users would be better in my opinion.
>>> 2009/1/31 Javier J. Martínez Cabezón <tazok.id0 en gmail.com>:
>>>> Hi, I have seen in the logs that access to GET_STATUS_DATA to SCD
>>>> target rsbac_log is denied by AUTH. As seen in the source code in
>>>> auth_main.c is hardcoded that only the roles of auditor or secoff has
>>>> this rights granted. I think it would be useful to have a switch in
>>>> the kernel that we could select the auditor role "number" (as the
>>>> secoff uid in .config) and not depend on name at first (if someone
>>>> create one role with the same name I think it could be dangerous). Now
>>>> I can make an rc_copy_rol from my syslog role (8)  to auditor one (3)
>>>> but I think that other solution could be more proper.

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