Bug 137667 - Sendmail Linked to wrong sasl library
Summary: Sendmail Linked to wrong sasl library
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sendmail   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Thomas Woerner
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Reported: 2004-10-30 12:15 UTC by Chetan Dutta
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-26 10:19:35 UTC
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Description Chetan Dutta 2004-10-30 12:15:24 UTC
Description of problem:
Sendmail in RHEL 3.0 is linked to wrong cyrus-sasl library. It should 
be linked to libsasl2.so.2 but it is linked to libsasl.so.7 which is 
an older version of cyrus-sasl.  Because of this, I believe, sendmail 
is not able to communicate with any  cyrus-sasl component. 

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

How reproducible:
Try to configure Sendmail for SMTP AUTH with saslauthd, it will not 
work and you will get the following error in logs:
saslauthd    do_request  : login exceeded MAX_REQ_LEN: 256

Steps to Reproduce:
1.in /usr/lib/sasl2/Sendmail.conf set:
pwcheck_method: saslauthd
2. in /etc/sysconfig/saslauthd set MECH=pam
3. enable authentication while sending  mail in any client and send 
mail, when prompted type in any system username and password.
Actual results:
Error message in Logs:
Sendmail: Authentication Failed
saslauthd   do_request   : login exceeded MAX_REQ_LEN: 256

Expected results:
sendmail should accept mail with successful authentication

Additional info:

Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2004-11-02 09:27:13 UTC
sendmail is linked against sasl1, because LDAP is linked against sasl1
and there is a major problem in mixing sasl1 and sasl2.

Closing as "NOT A BUG".

Comment 2 Chetan Dutta 2004-11-02 13:57:04 UTC
but then saslauthd should have been linked with sasl1 otherwise how 
can they communicate? the documentation with redhat says i can use 
saslauthd as method in /usr/lib/sasl2/Sendmail.conf
which is not true!

Comment 3 Thomas Woerner 2004-11-02 14:18:52 UTC
sasauthd is sasl2 only.

You have to use the sasl1 config file in /usr/lib/sasl/:

Comment 4 Chetan Dutta 2004-11-26 08:57:55 UTC
i've recompiled sendmail rpm with sasl2, now sendmail works with 
saslauthd as well as ldap. I tried only simple Bind. If this is 
enough indication of sendmail working properly with LDAP, then its 

Comment 5 Thomas Woerner 2004-11-26 10:19:35 UTC
Just have a look at:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=124086 and

Closing as "NOT A BUG".

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