Subject: re: procmail package?
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 08/08/1998 12:40:52
: why does the procmail package install, by default, as setuid root? this
: is insecure even if procmail is supposedly OK :)
It's a MDA, and can function as a replacement for mail.local. It has to be
able to setuid() to the destination user in order to write to that user's
mailbox securely (and on systems where /var/mail is mode 755, in order to
create a nonexistent mailbox).
i know *why* you _might_ want to make it setuid. but why is this the
default? hell, don't make my system possibly more insecure without
even telling you're doing it or give me a chance to disable it!