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Old 11-24-2003, 08:59 PM   #1
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Mail vulnerable

Hi guys,

I just install fedora everything running smooth. however when I check my /var/log/maillog
there was a line says

Nov 22 21:02:20 Cheyenne ipop3d [774]: Mailbox vulnerable - directory /var/spool/mail must have 1777 protection
how do I get rid of this error message?

I can send or receiving email with no problem.
Thanks in advance!
Old 11-25-2003, 10:12 AM   #2
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What are the permissions/ownership on /var/spool/mail?
Old 11-25-2003, 12:10 PM   #3
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drwxrwxr-x 2 root mail 4096 Nov 25 11:01 mail

and all users have -rw-rw----
root has -rw-------

I install fedora on 2 machines and both have the same problem.
Old 07-27-2004, 06:14 AM   #4
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I hope you get a reply soon that is useful. I have the same problem, but no solution. The error log is like this.
--------------------- ipop3d Begin ------------------------

**Unmatched Entries**
Mailbox vulnerable - directory /var/spool/mail must have 1777 protection: 151

---------------------- ipop3d End -------------------------
I have no idea what this error message is telling me. I have never heard of 1777 protection before (unless they want me to chmod 777 to the folder /var/spool/mail). Wonder what the 1 in front mean. I have to get better in Linux....


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