2009/12/8 Konstantin Ryabitsev <icon(a)fedoraproject.org>:
>From the point of view of security usability, this is cardinal
If we start the warning message with "SELinux has detected suspicious
behaviour on your system" and end it with "You can safely ignore this
avc," then we are doing everyone a nasty disservice. Please, let's fix
it as soon as possible. I understand the need for SELinux to log
things purely for auditing purposes, but the user must NOT see those
alerts, or we'll condition everyone to just dismiss them.
I'm fairly certain this is a bug, but I've not yet bz'd it, as I
wanted to make sure that this is not "intended behaviour."
If it is then it is proof of insanity. I shy away from any "Yet
Another SELinux Rant" type stuff but this is plain ridiculous. I had
Gnome-terminal up this morning and was shelled into a remote box.
Thats it. Then I got a warning of the above - something to do with
bash and prelink. Couldn't care less really.
The end result is me disabling SELinux on my box. Sorry, I don't have
time or inclination to file a bug on this constant irritant ever since
it was introduced as nobody seems to take notice. Instead I'm asked
# chcon_text_rel_slib insert_irritating_long_option_here
or something. SELinux was quite good on F11 and F12. Now it would seem
it is starting to regress again.