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From: bzs@bu-cs.BU.EDU (Barry Shein)
Date: Sun 00:42:48 06/11/1988 EST
Subject: Disassembled virus?
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Keith writes... >Not true; the sendmail bug gives you daemon, not root. And daemon >is not the hole that people seem to think it is, although it's not >my idea of a good time. Although off the subject of whether to distribute the code or not I think that depends on how one sets up the configuration file, giving F=S will fork mailers setuid root. Anyhow, minor point, but perhaps folks out there now should look and see if they have unnecessary S flags. This came up somewhere else where someone (I'll leave him nameless) said he was about to send the same comment to me and, upon glancing at his sendmail.cf, saw that in fact the S flag was present in at least one mailer specification at his site. -Barry Shein, ||Encore||
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