RE: response to questions regarding Rapt
com (Carter, David)
Inmar Enterprises Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27102 USA
Sun, 29 Oct 1995 12:36:31 -0500
com (Alan Kirby), Firewalls @
com (Brizendine, Brian), doug .
com (Bordner, Doug), dave .
com (Kutlenios, Dave)
Can someone please expound on the "Raptor-supplied tools to pass mail"
mentioned in this post? We use Raptor's Eagle, but run the HP-supplied
sendmail version on the firewall, and it forwards to our internal mail
gateway. How big a risk does this pose? Can anyone tell me where to find
compiled binaries (for HP/UX 9.x) of the most current sendmail?
Thanks for any & all enlightenment!
From: Alan Kirby[SMTP:akirby @
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 1995 7:13 PM
Subject: response to questions regarding Raptor
Sender: firewalls-owner @
This is in response to an October 24 posting to the Firewalls mailing
The individual who posted the question is evaluating a Raptor firewall,
posed a question to this community regarding any known security
in the Raptor system.
In response to that posting, there was a question raised specifically
the use of an outdated version of Sendmail to pass mail through the
There are widely known bugs in older versions of Sendmail. In fact,
recommends to its customers to use Raptor supplied tools to pass mail
than Sendmail. If Sendmail is to be used to pass mail, Raptor recommends
our customers that they install the latest version (Version 8.7.1) which
addresses known bugs.
Raptor takes any potential problem very seriously. Over the past 48
Raptor has given this the highest possible priority. Our technical
organization has aggressively pursued every available channel of
to attempt to substantiate the rumor. We have been unable to do so. To
knowledge, there are no substantiated reports by users of any break-ins
to architectural deficiencies or bugs in the Raptor product.
If anyone IS aware of information to the contrary, Raptor is extremely
interested in uncovering any problem. We will respond to any such
D. David Carter, Director of Systems Architecture
Inmar Enterprises, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC