Selinux_Alert: gst-plugin-scan getattr /run/pcscd/pcscd.comm

What is gst-plugin-scan? What is getattr? What is /run/pcscd/pcscd.comm? This file does not exist!
Every boot this selinux alert appears, now for the 864th time, and impossible to report it. Found only one bug report: 2162860 – SELinux is preventing gst-plugin-scan from 'getattr' accesses on the sock_file /run/pcscd/pcscd.comm.
But in my case it has nothing to do with USB, it occurs at every boot.

Problem is I don’t understand anything of this alert.

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related bug report: 1974059 – SELinux is preventing gst-plugin-scan from 'getattr' accesses on the sock_file /run/pcscd/pcscd.comm.

If you can’t report the bug, you need to generate an API code in bugzilla first, and tell you system (ABRT) to use that API code for “authentication”.

Yeah, it’s pretty obscure. For some reason, a process that looks for media-playback plug-ins is looking into an area meant for smart-card authorization. You probably aren’t using that, and in any case this should be harmless. I’ve pointed out your case in the bug report you found, and hopefully this will be resolved soon.

In the meantime, you can:

  • ignore it

or, if it’s really annoying and you don’t mind trying some things…

  • probably mitigate this particular problem by removing pcscd, which few end-users need.
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Yes, occasionally I use a cardreader to login on government websites or to sign .pdf documents (works in LibreOffice Draw), after doing these social obligations I disconnect the USB-cardreader.
It seems the Fedora system regulary searches for the disconnected cardreader.

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