Bug ID 713691: SELinux issue related to URLDB functionality

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP APM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
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, 11.5.10, 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: Apr 05, 2018

Severity: 3-Major


When moving from a partition running v13.0.0 or later software to a partition containing pre-v13.0.0 software, the files under /var/urldb will have incorrect SELinux labeling. The BIG-IP system reports SELinux errors in /var/log/auditd/audit.log similar to the following: -- emerg logger: Re-starting bigd type=AVC msg=audit(1523996911.786:104): avc: denied { associate } for pid=32553 comm="python" name="incoming" scontext=system_u:object_r:unlabeled_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:fs_t:s0 tclass=filesystem


The URLDB functionality does not work.


-- System is running pre-v13.0.0 software. -- Has URLDB functionality. -- Upgrade performed to v13.0.0 or later. -- Switch back to the partition that contains the pre-v13.0.0 software.


Change the SELinux label on /var/urldb (and all files under this directory) using the following command. chcon -R -t file_t /var/urldb

Fix Information


Behavior Change

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