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Re: sendmail -C: Known? Patches? (AIX 4.1.5)
From: troy () AUSTIN IBM COM (Troy Bollinger)
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997 08:28:41 -0500


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Gene Spafford wrote:

Old bugs never quite seem to die....  If the problem is in a recent
version of AIX I think it would be very interesting to find how & why
it got there.


The sendmail bug in AIX 4 does not allow any "ordinary" user
to use the "-C" flag, only root or members of the administrative
group "system" (gid=0).

Note that even though the AIX sendmail is setgid to the system group,
it does NOT allow normal users to read any file on the system.

IBM will be issuing the following APARs to deny the "-C" flag to
group system as well:

  AIX 4.1:  IX70238
  AIX 4.2:  IX70239

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+----------------  Opinions are my own  -------------------+
|Troy Bollinger             |                    92CBR600F2|
|AIX Security Development   |           troy () austin ibm com|
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