- What hack is this?

Anyone hear of some sort of a cracking method that uses cgi-bin/formmail?
I've seen alot of these in my httpd/access_log files
lately. I don't have anywhere on my system - I flushed all of
the cgi-bin stuff that came with apache a long time ago.


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Spammers use it for sending spam. Early versions of FormMail
didn't do any input checking and could be used to send mail to
any recipient.


A quick search at reveals that there were a couple of
formmail security problems and loophole that spammers used dating back to
last year. Here's a link to an email in the archive on
that has a brief synopsis:

Hope this helps,