Bug 20353 - regen sendmail.cf changes permissions on /var/spool/mail
regen sendmail.cf changes permissions on /var/spool/mail
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Dale Lovelace
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Reported: 2000-11-05 01:46 EST by FRussell
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-05 01:46:28 EST
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Description FRussell 2000-11-05 01:46:26 EST
If Linuxconf is used to make any changes to sendmail configuration 
requiring regeneration of sendmail.cf file, permissions on /var/spool/mail 
are changed.

A warning is produced in /var/log/maillog stating /var/spool/mail is 
vulnerable and must have permissions 1777.

chmod 1777 /var/spool/mail fixes the permissions but if Linuxconf is used 
again, the permissions revert.
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-11-06 14:44:38 EST
Bogus permission changes are fixed in the Raw Hide versions of the package.

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