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From: "Sugar, David" <>
To: ""  <>
Subject: [PATCH] resolve syslog imuxsock denial
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 04:48:46 +0000
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I'm seeing the following error while starting rsyslog:
Nov 17 02:01:38 localhost rsyslogd: cannot create '/run/systemd/journal/syslog': Permission denied [v8.24.0-41.el7_7.2]
Nov 17 02:01:38 localhost rsyslogd: imuxsock does not run because we could not aquire any socket  [v8.24.0-41.el7_7.2]
Nov 17 02:01:38 localhost rsyslogd: activation of module imuxsock failed [v8.24.0-41.el7_7.2]

With the following denials:
type=AVC msg=audit(1573958708.773:1896): avc:  denied  { create } for  pid=2347 comm="rsyslogd" name="syslog" scontext=system_u:system_r:syslogd_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:syslogd_runtime_t:s0 tclass=sock_file permissive=1
type=AVC msg=audit(1573958708.773:1897): avc:  denied  { setattr } for  pid=2347 comm="rsyslogd" name="syslog" dev="tmpfs" ino=19368 scontext=system_u:system_r:syslogd_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:syslogd_runtime_t:s0 tclass=sock_file permissive=1

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

diff --git a/policy/modules/system/logging.te b/policy/modules/system/logging.te
index 3d5b57f1..42d77a24 100644
--- a/policy/modules/system/logging.te
+++ b/policy/modules/system/logging.te
@@ -432,6 +432,8 @@ allow syslogd_t syslogd_runtime_t:file map;
 files_pid_filetrans(syslogd_t, syslogd_runtime_t, file)
 allow syslogd_t syslogd_runtime_t:dir create_dir_perms;
+allow syslogd_t syslogd_runtime_t:sock_file { create setattr };

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