VSFTPD: Getting error 425 Failed to establish connection, while listing directory contents in RHEL 7 ?

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Issue

  • FTP client getting error 425 Failed to establish connection, while listing directory contents in RHEL 7
  • FTP server gets "connection refused" when establishing Active FTP to FTP client
  • FTP client logs show:
200 PORT command successful. Consider using PASV.
425 Failed to establish connection.
  • /var/log/audit/audit.log shows an SELinux permission denial:
type=AVC msg=audit(1404410045.618:1404): avc:  denied  { name_connect } for  pid=30686 comm="vsftpd" dest=63853 scontext=system_u:system_r:ftpd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:unreserved_port_t:s0 tclass=tcp_socket

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0
  • vsftpd-3.0.2-9
  • selinux-policy-3.13.1-23.el7.noarch
  • selinux-policy-targeted-3.13.1-23.el7.noarch
  • SELinux enabled in Enforcing mode

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