[FC3] kernel panic after selinux-policy-targeted update

Stephen Smalley sds at tycho.nsa.gov
Mon Jun 27 14:57:37 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-06-27 at 15:22 +0100, D. D. Brierton wrote:
> I ran sudo yum update today and selinux-policy-targeted was updated 
> (along with another selinux related package whose name I can't remember) 
> and immediately my system became unresponsive and I had to do a hard reboot.
> Now I cannot boot into FC3 at all (I'm posting this from Windows). This 
> is the error I get:
> audit(1119882959.657:0): avc: denied { execmod } for pid=1 comm=init 
> path=/lib/tls/libc-2.3.5.so dev=hda3 ino=2638668 
> scontext=user_u:system_r:unconfined_t tcontext=system_u:object_r:shlib_t 
> tclass=file
> /sbin/init: error while loading shared libraries : /lib/tls/libc.so.6: 
> cannot apply additional memory protection after relocation: Permission 
> denied
> Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
> Any suggestions on what to do?
> I know I can boot with selinux=0. After that, what? Attempt to reinstall 
> selinux?

BTW, boot with enforcing=0 rather than selinux=0.  That turns permission
denials into just warnings, but continues to apply SELinux labeling as

Stephen Smalley
National Security Agency

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