SELinux Warnings from Exadata (Doc ID 1462440.1)

Last updated on JUNE 06, 2012

Applies to:

Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Full Rack - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 11.2.2.3.0 to 11.2.3.1.0 [Release 11.2]
Oracle Exadata Hardware - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Receive  Warnings  as below.

Warning: SELinux 52
Event Time 2012-05-29T04:02:04-07:00
Description type=AVC msg=audit(1338289324.147:8561582): avc: denied { getattr } for pid=4047 comm="sendmail" path="/etc/passwd" dev=md5 ino=229683 scontext=system_u:system_r:system_mail_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:file_t:s0 tclass=file
Affected Cell Name abhexa176
Server Model Oracle Corporation SUN FIRE X4270 M2 SERVER SATA
Chassis Serial Number 1049FMM0N1
Release Version 11.2.3.1.0
Release Label OSS_11.2.3.1.0_LINUX.X64_120304

Recommended Action Please forward the contents of this alert to Oracle Support
so that this SELinux violation may be removed in future releases.
This is not a fatal error and will not hinder operation of the cell.

Cause

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