Bug 88154 - default /etc/mail/Makefile makes submit.cf unreadable by smmsp
default /etc/mail/Makefile makes submit.cf unreadable by smmsp
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-04-06 23:37 EDT by Dave Miller
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Description Dave Miller 2003-04-06 23:37:58 EDT
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Description of problem:
When running make in /etc/mail, the submit.cf file becomes owned by root:root,
and permissions set to whatever umask the root user was operating in at the
time.  I'm not sure whether ours is using the default or not, but our root
user's default umask is 77.  This produces a submit.cf file that is mode 600,
owned by root, and thus can't be read by the smmsp user when users submit mail

I fixed this locally with the following changes to the Makefile:

-%.cf: %.mc
+sendmail.cf : sendmail.mc
+       @if test -f /usr/share/sendmail-cf/m4/cf.m4; then \
+               mv -f $@ $@.bak; \
+               m4 $< > $@; \
+       fi;
+submit.cf : submit.mc
        @if test -f /usr/share/sendmail-cf/m4/cf.m4; then \
+                umask 22; \
                mv -f $@ $@.bak; \
                m4 $< > $@; \

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. umask 77
2. cd /etc/mail
3. make
4. sendmail -ti (or submit a webform that emails)
5. (submit an email)

Actual Results:  Apr  6 19:28:44 sinclair sendmail[14608]: NOQUEUE:
SYSERR(apache): /etc/mail/submit.cf: line 0: cannot open: Permission denied

Expected Results:  mail is delivered.

Additional info:

classifying as "loss of data" since this causes locally submitted mail to fail.
Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2003-04-15 05:09:07 EDT
I have added a "umask 022" before building .cf files.

Thanks a lot for this bug-report,

Florian La Roche

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