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From: lcamtuf at (Michal Zalewski)
Subject: Sidewinder G2 

On Tue, 18 Nov 2003, Kruse, Steve wrote:

> /.../ The Sidewinder technology, and its use of TE to sandbox those few
> services it does run, makes the device (so far at least) impossible to
> break through.  There isn't a "root" to own in a running box. Even if
> you could successfully do something to sendmail, the very WORST that
> could happen is your mail would be broken.  Nothing else is or could be
> in any way compromised.

This worst scenario is actually quite bad, I would say; it also sounds
like there would not be much protecting my internal systems from being
further compromised using, at the very least, remote Sendmail bugs or

> The version of sendmail is small and so tightly locked down that it is
> unlikely to be exploitable in any fashion.

A version of Sendmail? With all due respect for this program, I do not
think this is something I would recommend for running on a on-firewall
gateway... stripped down or not.

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