Bug 69939 - mailq lacks permissions to chdir(/var/spool/mqueue/)
Summary: mailq lacks permissions to chdir(/var/spool/mqueue/)
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Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
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Version: limbo
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Florian La Roche
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-07-26 17:08 UTC by Todd Allen
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:44 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-29 04:27:21 UTC
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Description Todd Allen 2002-07-26 17:08:01 UTC
Description of Problem:

Either /usr/bin/mailq or /var/spool/mqueue doesn't have the right permissions,
because mailq gets an error every time.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How Reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mailq

Actual Results:

can not chdir(/var/spool/mqueue/): Permission denied
Program mode requires special privileges, e.g., root or TrustedUser.

Expected Results:

/var/spool/mqueue is empty

Additional Information:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-07-29 04:27:16 UTC
Are you root, or have you set up a trusted user?

Comment 2 Todd Allen 2002-07-29 13:44:16 UTC
So, you're implying this is an intention change, and that a normal user isn't
supposed to be able to use mailq any more?  That hadn't even crossed my mind.
But now that I look for it, I see there's a note in the SECURITY file to that
effect.  Well, if it's intentional, I guess it isn't a bug.  Sorry for the false

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