Bug 4719 - Linuxconf over writing Sendmail8.9 cf file with Sendmail 8.8 cf file
Linuxconf over writing Sendmail8.9 cf file with Sendmail 8.8 cf file
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 4648
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-08-26 05:52 EDT by terry
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-19 19:05:43 EDT
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Description terry 1999-08-26 05:52:22 EDT
The following alert appeared on the Oz-ISP mailing list.

It appears that Linuxconf over-writes the Sendmail-8.9 conf
with Sendmail 8.8.x config.  It appears that Sendmail-8.8
still has
some serious bugs in prevent spam as indicated in the
following mail
message extract.

Is anyone looking at this problem ?

For those people still using sendmail 8.8.x in hostile
note that your anti-relaying is very likely to be
compromised. ORBS
RRS are listing 8.8.x as open relays (as they are relaying)
of this.

Here's an example of poor.victim.com.au relaying spam to

220 poor.victim.com.au ESMTP Sendmail 8.8.5/8.8.5; Wed, 25
Aug 1999
09:55:39 +1000 (EST)
mail from: <lkjfe@netscape.net>
250 <lkjfe@netscape.net>... Sender ok
rcpt to: <"tom@oz.tm"@victim.com.au>
250 <"tom@oz.tm"@victim.com.au>... Recipient ok
[... insert porn spam here ..]


Given the popularity of RedHat 6 and Linuxconf with ISPs
who are a
little short on Unix, inparticular Sendmail skills.  This
could be a
major problem.


Terry O'Connor
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-09-19 19:05:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 4648 ***

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