Sendmail vulnerability

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Sun Apr 2 08:59:36 PDT 2006


Archaic wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 11:15:49AM -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 
>>No, not really.  It has been quite stable the last five years or so.
> 
> 
> Stable != secure. Sendmail's vulnerability history followed it into this
> millenium. Granted, it has slow down of late. But what irks me the most
> about sendmail is that once a vuln is found there is generally a dance
> of 1-2 more vulns directly related to the "fix" of the first one. Add to
> that its poor ideas on queue flushing methods and you have a recipe for
> trouble as is witnessed everytime we have to shut down sendmail for some
> reason, even if momentarily. Some of us are forced to use it, and some
> actually like it.
> 
> I don't know which group I pity more. ;)  <- NOTE: Shameless jab at
> Bruce (in jest, of course). :D
> 

Friend of mine asked me, what is this all about - "So, when I am using
sendmail, it's as if I use Outlook?" - I've explained that difference 
to her, but this newbie question is pointing to same... hopefully just
circumstances :)

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