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RE: Security Context Type Changes

From: Stephen Smalley <sds_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Jan 19 2010 - 21:27:03 GMT
To: "Tomas, Gregg A (IS)" <>

On Tue, 2010-01-19 at 15:15 -0600, Tomas, Gregg A (IS) wrote:
> Stephen,
> I apologize for my lack promptness, I have been in and out of the
> office. We are in the middle of transitioning from RHEL4 to RHEL5 so
> some of the links maybe off. Anyhow, here is our run_xstart.bash script:
> ========================================================================
> ========================

> # Start window manager for primary display #
> exec /usr/bin/fvwm -display $DISPLAY1 \
> -cmd "Read /h/ProjectX/config_values/system.fvwmrc"
> ========================================================================
> ===============

So why would you expect that to transition out of init_t? Unless you've specifically labeled /usr/bin/fvwm with an entrypoint type and defined a type transition on it, you'll just continue in init_t.

You aren't executing anything that would set up a user context, e.g. gdm or friends.   -- Stephen Smalley National Security Agency -- This message was distributed to subscribers of the selinux mailing list. If you no longer wish to subscribe, send mail to with the words "unsubscribe selinux" without quotes as the message.