Re: Strange problem with mail...
Resending to correct address this time - list sender gets me every damn time.
Stephen Gran said at 27/08/04 02:53:
> This one time, at band camp, Jan Luehr said:
>> Am Donnerstag, 26. August 2004 22:18 schrieb Thomas Sjögren:
>>> On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 09:44:51PM +0200, Jan Luehr wrote:
>>>> Am Donnerstag, 26. August 2004 19:32 schrieb UnKnown:
>>>>> Hi ppl, first I wont to state that this is my first mail to this list,
>>>>> if by any chance this is not the right list to do so plz point me to
>>>>> the correct one.
>>>>> Last sunday the mail server start kicking process, actually it did such
>>>>> a mess, that it trow all daemons down. When I check the console this
>>>>> message was the only thing left:
>>>>> __alloc_pages: '-order allocation failed (gfp=0x....)
>>>> Ok. This looks like an exploit.
>>>> Wich Kernel do you use?
>>>> 2.4.26 is certainly not Woody-standard.
>>>> Are you able to find any binary causing these kind of messages?
>>> Sure it isnt the memory or filesystem?
>>> Some info:
>> You may be right. I thought ReiserFS-Bugs in that way are relicts from the
dark age of 2.4...
>> However - failed memory allocation can also be a sympton of an exploit
trying to access memory he shouldn't do ,)
> In this case, though, I think spamassassin was sparking OOM problems
> scanning an oversized email header block. How exim wrote all those
> headers is another question, though - it shouldn't be doing that,
> I wouldn't think.
I've seen similar headers from exim (woody) where a bounce was trying to be
delivered where the MX records pointed to 0.0.0.0 or something similar (don't
recall exactly). Setting "ignore_target_hosts = 127.0.0.0/8 : 0.0.0.0/8"
helped in that case though, having had a quick look, it doesn't seem to be the
I do suspect some simliar loop though.
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