5.155. libselinux

Updated libselinux packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The libselinux packages contain the core library of an SELinux system. The libselinux library provides an API for SELinux applications to get and set process and file security contexts, and to obtain security policy decisions. It is required for any applications that use the SELinux API, and used by all applications that are SELinux-aware.

Bug Fix

BZ#717147
While the libselinux library was waiting on a netlink socket, if the socket received an EINTR signal, it returned an error which could cause applications like dbus to fail. With this update, the library now retries the netlink socket when it receives an EINTR signal, rather than failing.
All users of libselinux are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.
Updated libselinux packages that add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Extended Update Support.
The libselinux packages contain the core library of an SELinux system. The libselinux library provides an API for SELinux applications to get and set process and file security contexts, and to obtain security policy decisions. It is required for any applications that use the SELinux API, and used by all applications that are SELinux-aware.

Enhancement

BZ#956982
Previously, a substitution of the "/" directory was not directly possible. With this update, support for a substitution of the root directory has been added to allow proper labeling of all directories and files under an alternative root directory.
Users of libselinux are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which adds this enhancement.