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From: "Sugar, David" <>
To: ""  <>
Subject: [PATCH] Allow systemd-hostnamed to set the hostname
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:15:03 +0000
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When calling hostnamectl to set the hostname it needs sys_admin
capability to actually set the hostname.

Feb 13 11:47:14 localhost.localdomain systemd-hostnamed[7221]: Failed to set host name: Operation not permitted
type=AVC msg=audit(1550058524.656:1988): avc:  denied  { sys_admin } for  pid=7873 comm="systemd-hostnam" capability=21  scontext=system_u:system_r:systemd_hostnamed_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:system_r:systemd_hostnamed_t:s0 tclass=capability permissive=0

Signed-off-by: Dave Sugar <>
 policy/modules/system/systemd.te | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/policy/modules/system/systemd.te b/policy/modules/system/systemd.te
index 2b25a7d5..b88bf232 100644
--- a/policy/modules/system/systemd.te
+++ b/policy/modules/system/systemd.te
@@ -331,6 +331,8 @@ seutil_search_default_contexts(systemd_coredump_t)
 # Hostnamed policy
+allow systemd_hostnamed_t self:capability { sys_admin };

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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-02-18 15:15 [PATCH] Allow init_t to read net_conf_t Sugar, David
2019-02-18 15:15 ` Sugar, David [this message]
2019-02-20  3:31   ` [PATCH] Allow systemd-hostnamed to set the hostname Chris PeBenito
2019-02-20  3:31 ` [PATCH] Allow init_t to read net_conf_t Chris PeBenito

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