sendmail forwarding errors in LogWatch report

TuxGirl tuxgirl at
Fri Dec 9 11:05:26 MST 2005

> > It appears to mean just what it says.  Some user's .forward file has
> > write permissions for the group (a security hole).  You are being
> > warned
> > that you should check the permission on that .forward file and make
> > sure
> > it is not writable to anyone but the owner.
> There are not any files win those directories with that name. I also
> did a search of the entire system and did not find any ".foward" files.

I don't know if this makes sense, but perhaps it's pointing out that,
even though there is no .forward, the directory is group-writeable,
and so someone could put a .forward there and forward mail to
themselves?  I don't know if that makes sense, but that's what it
sounds like to me...


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