Confined sysadm users cannot execute `sosreport` command after sudo'ing, a backtrace is printed and AVCs are seen

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  • When a user is confined to sysadm_u SELinux user and tries to execute sudo sosreport, AVCs are seen and later the sosreport command aborts

    Permission denied while finalizing archive /var/tmp/sos.kydrcitq/sosreport-xxx
    Creating archive tarball failed.
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/sbin/sosreport", line 33, in <module>
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/sos/", line 185, in execute
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/sos/report/", line 1350, in execute
        return self.final_work()
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/sos/report/", line 1263, in final_work
        archivestat, map_file=map_file)
    UnboundLocalError: local variable 'archivestat' referenced before assignment


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
    • sosreport
    • confined sysadm_u users

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