Bug 3937 - User Private Groups and procmail security conflict.
User Private Groups and procmail security conflict.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: procmail (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-07-07 15:03 EDT by peterd
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-29 22:50:45 EDT
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Description peterd 1999-07-07 15:03:26 EDT
Have just upgraded to RedHat 6.0 from RedHat 5.2 and
procmail processing has stopped working.

The security improvements in procmail stop $HOME/.procmailrc
files being read from group writable directories

However, out-of-the box, RedHat has User Private Groups and
a umask of 002. Procmail complains, and won't read the
.procmailrc file, resulting in no processing. UPG is secure
(ish), but procmail can't distinguish between a secure setup
with group writable dirs and an insecure one.

See related problem with sendmail. I'll be happy to continue
discussion of this problem by e-mail.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-08-29 22:50:59 EDT
Fixed in procmail-3.13.1-4 and later ; available in rawhide. Will be
integrated in the next release

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