Bug 105654 - spamassassin-spamc.rc does not drop privileges and fall back to nobody
spamassassin-spamc.rc does not drop privileges and fall back to nobody
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: spamassassin (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
David Lawrence
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Blocks: FC5Target
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Reported: 2003-09-26 07:09 EDT by Tomasz Ostrowski
Modified: 2008-06-16 21:07 EDT (History)
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Description Tomasz Ostrowski 2003-09-26 07:09:06 EDT
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Description of problem:
spamassassin-spamc.rc does not use DROPPRIVS=yes and when
INCLUDERC/etc/mail/spamassassin/spamassassin-spamc.rc is used in /etc/procmailrc
it uses root to connect to spamd.

Spamd is then falling back to nobody. This also causes that in this
configuration auto-whitelist feature is not working.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -ivh spamassassin-2.55-3.i386.rpm
2. /etc/rc.d/init.d/spamassassin start
3. echo 'INCLUDERC=/etc/mail/spamassassin/spamassassin-spamc.rc' >> /etc/procmailrc
4. /usr/sbin/sendmail $LOGNAME@$(hostname) <

Actual Results:  In /var/log/maillog:
connection from localhost.localdomain [] at port 1849
info: setuid to root succeeded
Still running as root: user not specified with -u, not found, or set to root. 
Fall back to nobody.
processing message <[msgid]> for root:99.
clean message (-2.9/5.0) for root:99 in 3.0 seconds, 6952 bytes.

Expected Results:  In /var/log/maillog:
connection from localhost.localdomain [] at port 1849
info: setuid to [logname] succeeded
processing message <[msgid]> for [logname]:[uid].
clean message (-2.9/5.0) for [logname]:[uid] in 3.0 seconds, 6952 bytes.

Additional info:

Can be worked around by using "DROPPRIVS=yes" before "INCLUDERC" in /etc/procmailrc
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 11:30:16 EDT
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 07:53:09 EDT
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 21:07:34 EDT
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
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