Selinux prevents ModemManager from writing to /sys

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6
  • ModemManager-1.6.10-1.2.el7_6.x86_64
  • selinux-policy-3.13.1-229.el7_6.6.noarch


We experience frequent ModemManager disconnections.

Corresponding AVCs are:

type=AVC msg=audit(1550042869.23:7403): avc:  denied  { write }
for  pid=3806 comm="ModemManager" name="raw_ip" dev="sysfs" ino=24577
tcontext=system_u:object_r:sysfs_t:s0 tclass=file permissive=1

type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1550042869.23:7403): arch=x86_64 syscall=open
success=yes exit=EAGAIN a0=5624b89fd130 a1=241 a2=1b6 a3=24 items=0
ppid=1 pid=3806 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0
egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm=ModemManager
exe=/usr/sbin/ModemManager subj=system_u:system_r:modemmanager_t:s0


Update to selinux-policy-3.13.1-229.el7_6.12 shipped with Advisory RHBA-2019:0811 or newer.

Root Cause

Before the fix ModemManager was allowed only to read from sysfs. Now ModemManager has the correct rw permissions.

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