nova_compute_selinux (8) - Linux Man Pages
nova_compute_selinux: Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the nova_compute processes
NAMEnova_compute_selinux - Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the nova_compute processes
Security-Enhanced Linux secures the nova_compute processes via flexible mandatory access control.
The nova_compute processes execute with the nova_compute_t SELinux type. You can check if you have these processes running by executing the ps command with the -Z qualifier.
ps -eZ | grep nova_compute_t
The nova_compute_t SELinux type can be entered via the nova_compute_exec_t file type.
The default entrypoint paths for the nova_compute_t domain are the following:
PROCESS TYPESSELinux defines process types (domains) for each process running on the system
You can see the context of a process using the -Z option to psP Policy governs the access confined processes have to files. SELinux nova_compute policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their nova_compute processes in as secure a method as possible.
The following process types are defined for nova_compute:
Note: semanage permissive -a nova_compute_t can be used to make the process type nova_compute_t permissive. SELinux does not deny access to permissive process types, but the AVC (SELinux denials) messages are still generated.
BOOLEANSSELinux policy is customizable based on least access required. nova_compute policy is extremely flexible and has several booleans that allow you to manipulate the policy and run nova_compute with the tightest access possible.
If you want to allow all daemons to write corefiles to /, you must turn on the daemons_dump_core boolean. Disabled by default.
setsebool -P daemons_dump_core 1
If you want to enable cluster mode for daemons, you must turn on the daemons_enable_cluster_mode boolean. Enabled by default.
setsebool -P daemons_enable_cluster_mode 1
If you want to allow all daemons to use tcp wrappers, you must turn on the daemons_use_tcp_wrapper boolean. Disabled by default.
setsebool -P daemons_use_tcp_wrapper 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
The SELinux process type nova_compute_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.
COMMANDSsemanage 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.