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Linux/Sendmail Pro Security Alert (fwd)

On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, Derek Martin wrote:

> I received this yesterday from an employee of Sendmail Inc.  FYI.
> Personally I think it's a marketing ploy... ;)

I think they did the right thing. The exploit was reported to them as a
bug in sendmail. Details of the vulnerability were publicly known. They
worked with Alan Cox and company to find and fix the bug. Then they
notified everyone registered at sendmail.{org,com}.

I'm happy they did. It's not often I can fix a hole before it's even
posted to BUGTRAQ, or download a new kernel version before the mirrors get
Rich Graves <rcgraves at>
UNet Systems Administrator

Please don't talk to me about Windows 2000. If you did, it might become illegal
for me to support it.

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