Bad for OSS/FS? Certainly no evidence that proprietary will save us!
Posted Sep 17, 2003 21:08 UTC (Wed) by ksmathers
In reply to: Bad for OSS/FS? Certainly no evidence that proprietary will save us!
Parent article: Remotely exploitable sendmail vulnerability
I think you're being too gentle. Any system of any worth for intruders is likely to run ssh. And sendmail is still the most popular MTA (which mystifies me no end).
Ahhh, sendmail. Sendmail is most popular because a) that is what the distributions ship, b) it has been around the longest, and c) it is more
flexible than anything else you can imagine. As a rule-based progamming language in its own right, Sendmail can be distorted into all kinds of bizarre uses, with the result that it is unfortunately very difficult to
get rid of.
Now please excuse me while I go patch my mailserver.
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