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Bug 235974 - sendmail complains that /usr/lib/mailman is group-writeable
sendmail complains that /usr/lib/mailman is group-writeable
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mailman (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomas Smetana
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Reported: 2007-04-11 02:45 EDT by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-14 08:41:29 EDT
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2007-04-11 02:45:38 EDT
With mailman-2.1.9-5 and sendmail-8.14.0-1, sendmail complains repeatedly:

Apr 11 02:40:02  jik2 sendmail[6384]: l3B6e12X006372: forward
/usr/lib/mailman/.forward.jik2: Group writable directory
Apr 11 02:40:02  jik2 sendmail[6384]: l3B6e12X006372: forward
/usr/lib/mailman/.forward: Group writable directory

If /usr/lib/mailman is going to be the home directory for the mailman user, then
I don't think it should be group-writeable.
Comment 1 Tomas Smetana 2007-06-14 08:41:29 EDT
This may affect other MTA's like qmail and the warnings may be turned off in
sendmail configuration. I understand that it may be considered as unsafe, but
the Mailman is designed like this. The documentation explicitly states that its
home must be group-writable.

If it's OK with your configuration you may remove the group-writable permission,
but I'm afraid it may not work in general.

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