RHEL7.6: sudo'ing from confined user takes 25 seconds (d-bus timeout) then succeeds

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6
    • sudo
    • confined users with sudo privileges
    • selinux-policy < 3.13.1-229.el7_6.10


  • sudo'ing from confined user (e.g. staff_u) takes 25 seconds (d-bus timeout) then succeeds

    $ id -Z
    $ time sudo true
    real    0m25.106s
    user    0m0.013s
    sys 0m0.058s


  • Please update the selinux-policy packages to selinux-policy-3.13.1-229.el7_6.10 shipped with Advisory RHBA-2019:0811 or later

  • If this is not possible, consider applying the solution below

  • Create the custom SELinux module by creating the sudo-bz1687452.te file with following content

    module sudo-bz1687452 1.0;
    require {
        type systemd_logind_sessions_t;
        attribute sudodomain;
        class fifo_file write;
    allow sudodomain systemd_logind_sessions_t:fifo_file write;
  • Compile the sudo-bz1687452 module

    # yum -y install selinux-policy-devel
    # make -f /usr/share/selinux/devel/Makefile sudo-bz1687452.pp
  • Install the sudo-bz1687452 module

    # semodule -i sudo-bz1687452.pp

Root Cause

Previously sudodomain wasn't allowed to write to systemd_logind_sessions_t pipes and therefore d-bus timeout occurred.

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