Re: [OFFTOPIC] Re: [PATCH] Single user linux

From: CaT (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 09:47:10 EST

On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 03:37:34PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> What role requires priviledge once the port is open ?
> DNS lookup does not
> Spooling to disk does not
> Accepting a connection from a client does not
> Doing peercred auth with a client does not
> Copying spool articles matching the peercred to the client does not

Running procmail as the user who is to receive the email for local mail
delivery as running it with gid mail (for eg) would allow one user to
modify another's mail.

(just a thought - the above's valid with sendmail at least)

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