At 12:36 PM 10/29/95 -0500, Carter, David wrote:
>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!
We suggest that you use proxyd for passing SMTP. We will also provide a
pointer to you tomorrow to sendmail executables. Someone from our customer
support group will contact you tomorrow.
>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the use of an outdated version of Sendmail to pass mail through the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