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  1. 1. 4  EffecGve  Methods  to  Disable  SELinux  Temporarily  or  Permanently h`p://www.thegeekstuff.com/2009/06/how-­‐to-­‐disable-­‐selinux... Home About Free  eBook Archives Best  of  the  Blog Contact 4  Effecve  Methods  to  Disable  SELinux  Temporarily  or Permanently by  Ramesh  Natarajan  on  June  1,  2009 4 Like 6 Tweet 2 On  some  of  the  Linux  distribuGon  SELinux  is  enabled  by  default,  which may  cause  some  unwanted  issues,  if  you  don’t  understand  how  SELinux works  and  the  fundamental  details  on  how  to  configure  it.  I  strongly recommend  that  you  understand  SELinux  and  implement  it  on  your environment.  But,  unGl  you  understand  the  implementaGon  details  of SELinux  you  may  want  to  disable  it  to  avoid  some  unnecessary  issues. To  disable  SELinux  you  can  use  any  one  of  the  4  different  methods menGoned  in  this  arGcle. The  SELinux  will  enforce  security  policies  including  the  mandatory  access controls  defined  by  the  US  Department  of  Defence  using  the  Linux Security  Module  (LSM)  defined  in  the  Linux  Kernel.  Every  files  and process  in  the  system  will  be  tagged  with  specific  labels  that  will  be  used by  the  SELinux.  You  can  use  ls  -­‐Z  and  view  those  labels  as  shown  below. # ls -Z /etc/ -rw-r--r-- root root system_u:object_r:etc_t:s0 a2ps.cfg -rw-r--r-- root root system_u:object_r:adjtime_t:s0 adjtime -rw-r--r-- root root system_u:object_r:etc_aliases_t:s0 aliases drwxr-x--- root root system_u:object_r:auditd_etc_t:s0 audit drwxr-xr-x root root system_u:object_r:etc_runtime_t:s0 blkid drwxr-xr-x root root system_u:object_r:bluetooth_conf_t:s0 bluetooth drwx------ root root system_u:object_r:system_cron_spool_t:s0 cron.d -rw-rw-r-- root disk system_u:object_r:amanda_dumpdates_t:s0 dumpdates Method  1:  Disable  SELinux  Temporarily To  disable  SELinux  temporarily  you  have  to  modify  the  /selinux/enforce  file  as  shown  below.  Please  note  that  this  se^ng  will  be  gone a_er  the  reboot  of  the  system.1  of  7 18  Apr  12  7:24  pm
  2. 2. 4  EffecGve  Methods  to  Disable  SELinux  Temporarily  or  Permanently h`p://www.thegeekstuff.com/2009/06/how-­‐to-­‐disable-­‐selinux... # cat /selinux/enforce 1 # echo 0 > /selinux/enforce # cat /selinux/enforce 0 You  can  also  use  setenforce  command  as  shown  below  to  disable  SELinux.  Possible  parameters  to  setenforce  commands  are:  Enforcing ,  Permissive,  1  (enable)  or  0  (disable). # setenforce 0 Method  2:  Disable  SELinux  Permanently To  disable  the  SELinux  permanently,  modify  the  /etc/selinux/config  and  set  the  SELINUX=disabled  as  shown  below.  One  you  make  any changes  to  the  /etc/selinux/config,  reboot  the  server  for  the  changes  to  be  considered. # cat /etc/selinux/config SELINUX=disabled SELINUXTYPE=targeted SETLOCALDEFS=0 Following  are  the  possible  values  for  the  SELINUX  variable  in  the  /etc/selinux/config  file enforcing  –  The  Security  Policy  is  always  Encoforced permissive  -­‐  This  just  simulates  the  enforcing  policy  by  only  prinGng  warning  messages  and  not  really  enforcing  the  SELinux. This  is  good  to  first  see  how  SELinux  works  and  later  figure  out  what  policies  should  be  enforced. disabled  -­‐  Completely  disable  SELinux Following  are  the  possible  values  for  SELINUXTYPE  variable  in  the  /etc/selinux/config  file.  This  indicates  the  type  of  policies  that  can be  used  for  the  SELinux. targeted  -­‐  This  policy  will  protected  only  specific  targeted  network  daemons. strict  -­‐  This  is  for  maximum  SELinux  protecGon. Method  3:  Disable  SELinux  from  the  Grub  Boot  Loader If  you  can’t  locate  /etc/selinux/config  file  on  your  system,  you  can  pass  disable  SELinux  by  passing  it  as  parameter  to  the  Grub  Boot Loader  as  shown  below. # cat /boot/grub/grub.conf default=0 timeout=5 splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz hiddenmenu title Enterprise Linux Enterprise Linux Server (2.6.18-92.el5PAE) root (hd0,0) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-92.el5PAE ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet selinux=0 initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18-92.el5PAE.img title Enterprise Linux Enterprise Linux Server (2.6.18-92.el5) root (hd0,0) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-92.el5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet selinux=0 initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18-92.el5.img Method  4:  Disable  Only  a  Specific  Service  in  SELinux  –  HTTP/Apache2  of  7 18  Apr  12  7:24  pm
  3. 3. 4  EffecGve  Methods  to  Disable  SELinux  Temporarily  or  Permanently h`p://www.thegeekstuff.com/2009/06/how-­‐to-­‐disable-­‐selinux... If  you  are  not  interested  in  disability  the  whole  SELinux,  you  can  also  disable  SELinux  only  for  a  specific  service.  For  example,  do  disable SELinux  for  HTTP/Apache  service,  modify  the  hRpd_disable_trans  variable  in  the  /etc/selinux/targeted/booleans  file. Set  the  h`pd_disable_trans  variable  to  1  as  shown  below. # grep httpd /etc/selinux/targeted/booleans httpd_builtin_scripting=1 httpd_disable_trans=1 httpd_enable_cgi=1 httpd_enable_homedirs=1 httpd_ssi_exec=1 httpd_tty_comm=0 httpd_unified=1 Set  SELinux  boolean  value  using  setsebool  command  as  shown  below.  Make  sure  to  restart  the  HTTP  service  a_er  this  change. # setsebool httpd_disable_trans 1 # service httpd restart 4 Tweet 2 Like 6  Share  Comment If  you  enjoyed  this  arcle,  you  might  also  like.. 1. 50  Linux  Sysadmin  Tutorials Awk  IntroducGon  –  7  Awk  Print  Examples 2. 50  Most  Frequently  Used  Linux  Commands  (With  Examples) Advanced  Sed  SubsGtuGon  Examples 3. Top  25  Best  Linux  Performance  Monitoring  and  Debugging 8  EssenGal  Vim  Editor  NavigaGon  Fundamentals Tools 25  Most  Frequently  Used  Linux  IPTables  Rules 4. Mommy,  I  found  it!  –  15  PracGcal  Linux  Find  Command Examples Examples Turbocharge  PuTTY  with  12  Powerful  Add-­‐Ons 5. Linux  101  Hacks  2nd  EdiGon  eBook   Tags:  /boot/grub/grub.conf,  /etc/selinux/config,  /etc/selinux/targeted/booleans,  /selinux/enforce,  Disable  SELinux  on  Fedora,  Disable SELinux  on  RedHat,  Enable  SELinux,  ls  -­‐Z  Command,  SELinux  setenforce  Command,  SELinux  setsebool  Command,  Uninstall  SELinux {  5  comments…  read  them  below  or  add  one  } 1  Jill  June  1,  2009  at  5:39  pm3  of  7 18  Apr  12  7:24  pm
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