MIMEDefang 2.80 and earlier creates a PID file after dropping
privileges to a non-root account, which might allow local users to kill
arbitrary processes by leveraging access to this non-root account for
PID file modification before a root script executes a "kill `cat
/pathname`" command, as demonstrated by the init-script.in and
Created mimedefang tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: epel-all [bug 1487544]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1487545]
Adam, would it be okay to move the PID files to /var/run while keeping the
lock files in /var/spool/MIMEDefang further on?
That's how it is now: https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/mimedefang/blob/92a41edb3d089fead60cbe2469a0fcd76136b8d3/f/mimedefang-wrapper
(In reply to Robert Scheck from comment #2)
> Adam, would it be okay to move the PID files to /var/run while keeping the
> lock files in /var/spool/MIMEDefang further on?
Yes, that seems to be more suitable place for pid files.
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