Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186781
sendmail 8.12.11-4.24.1.legacy breaks SMTP AUTH
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:40:42 EDT
Description of problem:
upgrade to sendmail 8.12.11-4.24.1.legacy causes smtpauth to no longer function.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install sendmail-8.12.8-9.90
2. follow instructions at (eg)
3. upgrade sendmail and sendmail-cf to 8.12.11-4.24.1.legacy, regenerate CF
files, restart sendmail, and cry.
Authentication is always denied:
Mar 26 04:20:05 fishy sendmail: k2QCK1hY021800: AUTH failure (PLAIN):
authentication failure (-13) (null)
Mar 26 04:20:06 fishy sendmail: k2QCK1hY021800: AUTH failure (LOGIN):
authentication failure (-13)
(at log level 13)
Using mozilla(seamonkey) 1.0 to test. Tests pass with older RPM, fail with new
RPM. Tested TLS yes/no, Auth yes/no. TLS works, auth definitely affected.
The problem has been traced to the /etc/pam.d/smtp PAM module: with sendmail
8.12.11-4.24.1.legacy, the smtp pam.d module is being shipped at smtp.sendmail,
and never moved (symlinked?) as pam.d/smtp.
This is a dupe of bug 186579, left here as an artefact for others to find in
case they run into the same bug.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 186579 ***