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Bug 5194 - comsat daemon not compatible with RH6.0
comsat daemon not compatible with RH6.0
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: biff (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-17 15:27 EDT by steveg
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-19 14:11:51 EDT
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Description steveg 1999-09-17 15:27:03 EDT
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 14:11:59 EDT
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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