Permissions to bind to ephemeral ports are granted to daemons

Solution Verified - Updated -


Although SELinux documentation claims the policy only allows daemons to bind to some ports based on SELinux labels, it is actually possible to bind to ports with number 32768 or higher, without checking the label. This feature does not seem to be documented anywhere.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase, tools, and much more.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In

New to Red Hat?

Learn more about Red Hat subscriptions

Using a Red Hat product through a public cloud?

How to access this content