Bug ID 431438: Possible SELinux errors when moving a file

Last Modified: Jul 10, 2019

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP GTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.0.0, 11.1.0, 11.2.0, 11.2.1, 11.3.0, 11.4.0, 11.4.1, 11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.5.4 HF3, 11.5.4 HF4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9

Opened: Sep 23, 2013
Severity: 2-Critical
Related AskF5 Article:
K14755

Symptoms

In SELinux, a file moved using the 'mv' command retains its original selinux labels, while a file copied (using the 'cp' command) relabels it which can cause selinux errors.

Impact

F5GeoIPISP.dat will not be readable.

Conditions

A file is moved from one location to another, thus keeping its existing SELinux permissions.

Workaround

Always copy files instead of moving them.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change