I've written a small script that I call selocal which manages locally needed SELinux rules. It allows me to add or remove SELinux rules from the command line and have them loaded up without needing to edit a .te file and building the .pp file manually. If you are interested, you can download it from my github location.
Its usage is as follows:
- You can add a rule to the policy with selocal -a "rule"
- You can list the current rules with selocal -l
- You can remove entries by referring to their number (in the listing output), like semodule -d 19.
- You can ask it to build (-b) and load (-L) the policy when you think it is appropriate
It even supports multiple modules in case you don't want to have all local rules in a single module set.
So when I wanted to give a presentation on Tor, I had to allow the torbrowser to connect to an unreserved port. The torbrowser runs in the mozilla domain, so all I did was:
~# selocal -a "corenet_tcp_connect_all_unreserved_ports(mozilla_t)" -b -L
At the end of the presentation, I removed the line from the policy:
~# selocal -l | grep mozilla_t 19. corenet_tcp_connect_all_unreserved_ports(mozilla_t) ~# selocal -d 19 -b -L
I can also add in comments in case I would forget why I added it in the first place:
~# selocal -a "allow mplayer_t self:udp_socket create_socket_perms;" -c "MPlayer plays HTTP resources" -b -L
This then also comes up when listing the current local policy rules:
~# selocal -l ... 40: allow mplayer_t self:udp_socket create_socket_perms; # MPlayer plays HTTP resources