Bug 5194 - comsat daemon not compatible with RH6.0
Summary: comsat daemon not compatible with RH6.0
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: biff
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-09-17 19:27 UTC by steveg
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-19 18:11:51 UTC

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Description steveg 1999-09-17 19:27:03 UTC
PLEASE NOTE:  "comsat" is missing from the component list on
the bugzilla web page.

Syslog contains the following message:

	Sep 17 01:34:30 ns comsat[700]: chdir: /var/mail: No such
file or directory

in.comsat is built looking for mail in /var/mail even though
_PATH_MAIL is correctly set in paths.h.  How is that
possible?  Symlink or rebuild fixes this problem.

After either fix, syslog then contained the following

	Sep 17 19:23:39 ns comsat[3040]: '/' in "/dev/pts/0"

comsat.c is coded to not allow slashes '/' in the tty name.
It is commented in the code as a security concern.  Removing
this security check resolves the problem.  Does it really
create a security hole?

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-09-19 18:11:59 UTC
Try comsat-0.15-1 from Raw Hide. I believe both of these problems
are fixed there. If I'm wrong, please reopen this bug.

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