45.2.1. Viewing the Status of SELinux

45.2.1. Viewing the Status of SELinux

The sestatus command provides a configurable view into the status of SELinux. The simplest form of this command shows the following information:

[root@localhost ~]# sestatus
SELinux status:                 enabled
SELinuxfs mount:                /selinux
Current mode:                   enforcing
Mode from config file:          enforcing
Policy version:                 21
Policy from config file:        targeted

The -v option includes information about the security contexts of a series of files that are specified in /etc/sestatus.conf:

[root@localhost ~]# sestatus -v
SELinux status:                 enabled
SELinuxfs mount:                /selinux
Current mode:                   enforcing
Mode from config file:          enforcing
Policy version:                 21
Policy from config file:        targeted

Process contexts:
Current context:                user_u:system_r:unconfined_t
Init context:                   system_u:system_r:init_t
/sbin/mingetty                  system_u:system_r:getty_t
/usr/sbin/sshd                  system_u:system_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023

File contexts:
Controlling term:               user_u:object_r:devpts_t
/etc/passwd                     system_u:object_r:etc_t
/etc/shadow                     system_u:object_r:shadow_t
/bin/bash                       system_u:object_r:shell_exec_t
/bin/login                      system_u:object_r:login_exec_t
/bin/sh                         system_u:object_r:bin_t -> system_u:object_r:shell_exec_t
/sbin/agetty                    system_u:object_r:getty_exec_t
/sbin/init                      system_u:object_r:init_exec_t
/sbin/mingetty                  system_u:object_r:getty_exec_t
/usr/sbin/sshd                  system_u:object_r:sshd_exec_t
/lib/libc.so.6                  system_u:object_r:lib_t -> system_u:object_r:lib_t
/lib/ld-linux.so.2              system_u:object_r:lib_t -> system_u:object_r:ld_so_t

The -b displays the current state of booleans. You can use this in combination with grep or other tools to determine the status of particular booleans:

[root@host2a ~]# sestatus -b | grep httpd | grep on$
httpd_builtin_scripting           on
httpd_disable_trans               on
httpd_enable_cgi                  on
httpd_enable_homedirs             on
httpd_unified                     on

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