Bug 117913 - nmap causes defunct, zombie spamd process
Summary: nmap causes defunct, zombie spamd process
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: spamassassin   
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Version: 9
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Warren Togami
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-03-09 22:59 UTC by Robert M. Riches Jr.
Modified: 2007-04-18 17:04 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-03 10:35:16 UTC
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Description Robert M. Riches Jr. 2004-03-09 22:59:47 UTC
Description of problem:
Running 'nmap -sR localhost' causes a defunct zombie spamd process.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fully updated RHL 9 installation with spamd enabled.
2. Do 'nmap -sR localhost' as any user.
Actual results:
A defunct, zombie process is left behind.

Expected results:
There should not be a defunct, zombie process left behind.

Additional info:
There is some possibility this could be exploited in a DoS
attack, if an attacker could figure out how to cause many
zombies to pile up.  In my simple experience, not really
trying to do anything malicious, I have never seen multiple
zombies.  When a new one is created, the previous one somehow

Oh, this might be related to bug 86029, but Bugzilla says I'm
not authorized to access it.

In case you're wondering why I run 'nmap -sR localhost', I
do this each Sunday to put something in /var/log/secure, so
that I could tell if something later in the week truncated
that file to zero length.

Comment 1 Warren Togami 2005-04-03 10:35:16 UTC
closing due to inactivity and this is an ancient version.  If you still see this
problem with spamassassin-3.0.x, then you should report it to upstream bugzilla.

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