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1.122.  libsepol

1.122.1.  RHBA-2009:1273: bug fix update

Updated libsepol packages that resolve several issues are now available.
libsepol provides an API for the manipulation of SELinux binary policies. It is used by checkpolicy (the policy compiler) and similar tools, and programs such as load_policy, which must perform specific transformations on binary policies (for example, customizing policy boolean settings).
The updated libsepol packages address the following issues:
  • the RPM package information specified that libsepol was provided under a GPL license. This contradicted the source RPM change log, which specified that libsepol was provided under a LGPL licence. The correct licence type (LGPL) is now specified in the libsepol package information. (BZ#488802)
  • dontaudit messages could not be disabled, which made it difficult for customers building their own security policies to identify which policies were being denied. This updated package includes the "sepol_set_disable_dontaudit" function, which allows dontaudit messages to be disabled.
All users of libsepol are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.

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