Bug 25496 - Invalid sendmail[13162]: error: safesasl after RHN update
Invalid sendmail[13162]: error: safesasl after RHN update
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-01 12:07 EST by Network Administrator
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-07 12:57:04 EST
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Description Network Administrator 2001-02-01 12:07:52 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98)


After a recent upgrade from Red Hat Network to sendmail, I started getting 
the following errors:
Feb  1 07:29:06 lexx sendmail[13162]: error: safesasl
(/usr/lib/sasl/Sendmail.conf) failed: World writable directory
Feb  1 07:29:06 lexx sendmail[13162]: error: safesasl
(/usr/lib/sasl/libanonymous.so) failed: World writable directory
Feb  1 07:29:06 lexx sendmail[13162]: error: safesasl
(/usr/lib/sasl/libcrammd5.so) failed: World writable directory
Feb  1 07:29:06 lexx sendmail[13162]: error: safesasl
(/usr/lib/sasl/libdigestmd5.so) failed: World writable directory
Feb  1 07:29:06 lexx sendmail[13162]: error: safesasl
(/usr/lib/sasl/liblogin.so) failed: World writable directory
Feb  1 07:29:06 lexx sendmail[13162]: error: safesasl
(/usr/lib/sasl/libplain.so) failed: World writable directory

The /usr/lib/sasl/ is NOT world writable, and is set as:
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096 Jan 31 10:13 sasl

These settings have not been changed from what Red Hat installed.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
None needed. Seems to happen every time any kind of sendmail action takes 
place.
	

Actual Results:  I get the error message. Unable to tell if is actually 
impacting the operation of Sendmail. Mail delivery seems to be happening 
normally.

Expected Results:  I shouldn't be getting bogus error messages in my log.

It is running on a dual PIII 700Mhz server with 256MB of RAM. This same 
server also is running Apache with various modules. As I said, I wasn't 
getting this error until the most recent set of security updates/bug fixes 
from Red Hat Network.
Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2001-02-07 06:48:24 EST
Is /usr or /usr/lib world writable?



Comment 2 Network Administrator 2001-02-07 12:57:00 EST
Well, that was it. For some reason- /usr/lib was set to owner/group ftp and was 
world writable. Sounds like a really bad default setting somewhere, as I didn't 
change it. I set it to owner/group root 755. Could this have been changed by 
the RHN update agent? I'll report if I continue to get any errors, but I 
suspect that is it.

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