sendmail_selinuxSection: sendmail SELinux Policy documentation (8)
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NAMEsendmail_selinux - Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the sendmail processes
SELinux Linux secures sendmail (Policy for sendmail) processes via flexible mandatory access control.
BOOLEANSSELinux policy is customizable based on least access required. sendmail policy is extremely flexible and has several booleans that allow you to manipulate the policy and run sendmail with the tightest access possible.
If you want to allow http daemon to send mai, you must turn on the httpd_can_sendmail boolean.
setsebool -P httpd_can_sendmail 1
If you want to allow syslogd daemon to send mai, you must turn on the logging_syslogd_can_sendmail boolean.
setsebool -P logging_syslogd_can_sendmail 1
FILE CONTEXTSSELinux 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 lsP Policy governs the access confined processes have to these files. SELinux sendmail policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their sendmail processes in as secure a method as possible.
The following file types are defined for sendmail:
- Set files with the sendmail_exec_t type, if you want to transition an executable to the sendmail_t domain.
/usr/sbin/ssmtp, /usr/lib(64)?/sendmail, /usr/sbin/rmail, /usr/bin/esmtp, /var/qmail/bin/sendmail, /usr/sbin/sendmail.postfix, /usr/lib/courier/bin/sendmail, /bin/mail(x)?, /usr/sbin/sendmail(.sendmail)?
- Set files with the sendmail_initrc_exec_t type, if you want to transition an executable to the sendmail_initrc_t domain.
- Set files with the sendmail_keytab_t type, if you want to treat the files as kerberos keytab files.
- Set files with the sendmail_log_t type, if you want to treat the data as sendmail log data, usually stored under the /var/log directory.
- Set files with the sendmail_tmp_t type, if you want to store sendmail temporary files in the /tmp directories.
- Set files with the sendmail_var_run_t type, if you want to store the sendmail files under the /run directory.
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.
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 sendmail policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their sendmail processes in as secure a method as possible.
The following process types are defined for sendmail:
Note: semanage permissive -a PROCESS_TYPE can be used to make a process type permissive. Permissive process types are not denied access by SELinux. AVC messages will still be generated.
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.
AUTHORThis manual page was autogenerated by genman.py.
SEE ALSOselinux(8), sendmail(8), semanage(8), restorecon(8), chcon(1) , setsebool(8)
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Time: 05:34:29 GMT, December 24, 2015