[Esd-l] Perl error

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Thu Mar 3 06:41:47 PST 2005

On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Dan Doucette wrote:

> Hello List,
> I've recently noticed some errors related to setuid in my procmail logs.
> Errors:
> >>>>
> No -e allowed in setuid scripts.
> procmail: Error while writing to " perl -p -e ' #\
> >>>>
> I see this in the documentation:
> Do not put html-trap.procmail into /etc/procmailrcs/ as implied by
> the procmail man page. You'll get security errors from Perl about
> -e and setuid scripts if you do this. You may also have problems
> with filtering mail sent to root for this reason.
> My procmailrc is not setup like that. Any clues on where to look
> or how to fix?

Does this happen to be on a mail to the root account?

Is it happening on all mails, or just mails to certain users?

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