Re: Does email server OS needs clamav?
On Thursday 03 December 2009 02:12 pm, Sthu Deus wrote:
> Thank You for Your time and answer, Camaleón:
> > No, but it help your users to decrease the amount of code with unsafe
> > data at a very low prize for your server performance or security ;-)
> My worries come from the fact that many email-related services are run w/
> root privileges - therefore, if a security issue occurs - there is not
> problem to compromise whole OS. - Meaning an evildoer can create some
> special message that through the services processing will make a breach in
> the service and finally in the OS.
I don't think that the modern mail servers run with root privs (are you
talking about sendmail???). And for those parts that do, well written and
mature code will keep the security risk to near zero. Suggestion....look at
qmail. It is designed for performance and security from the ground up.
Yes, qmail is availabe on debian. License issues have been resolved.