Trojan-modified Sendmail floating around - 8.12.6 - Since Sept. 28th or earlier.

Ben Laurie ben at
Wed Oct 9 15:01:21 PDT 2002

Bill Stewart wrote:
> Somebody backdoored the source code for Sendmail on the official server.
> So if you recompile from scratch, your sendmail is 0wned.
> Another reason not to run mail systems as root....

In this case, as I understand it, it bites when you compile. So, its 
another reason not to build them as root.




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