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Re: Mailbox vulnerable?



The log messages have nothing to do with pine. When I
installed F1, I did not install pine and was still getting
those messages.
Changing permissions on /var/spool/mail solved it.

Quoting Hongwei Li <hongwei morpheus wustl edu>:

> Alexander,
>
> Yes, I did cahnged the permission on /tmp:
>
> # chmod 1777 /tmp
>
> but never touched /var/spool/mail's permission.  Since
> then, I pay
> attention to all warning message and found this one.  The
> pine package was
> download, pine.tar.gz for Unix system, pine4.58.  I
> downloaded pine for
> RH9, but it does not work.  Most users use SquirrelMail
> and EMUMail, some
> users use Outlook Express and NetscapeMail, a few people
> still like pine
> (that is why I downloaded and installed it). We had a
> problem when /tmp
> had wrong permission.  Thanks for your help, after I
> change the
> permission, these mail tools work normally.  But, I see
> this warning
> message in system log, LogWatch to the root, and when
> trying a test
> account's pine.
>
> Should I remove the pine?  Will that make the warning not
> showing?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Hongwei
>
> > Am Mo, den 28.06.2004 schrieb Olga um 16:04:
> >
> >> /var/spool/mail should have the following permissions:
> >> drwxrwxrwt (it should have the sticky bit set).
> >
> > No, the default permissions are proper!
> >
> > Hongwei, we had exactly that topic on Thursday last
> week and I explained
> > it to you. So what did you change and how do you use
> mail? Which pine
> > (source or packager and version) do you use? How else
> do users read
> > mail? Are the log entries caused by users using pine
> and a different
> > mail client same time?
> >
> > Alexander
> >
> >
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