Crontab error: Cannot exec /usr/sbin/sensible-mda: No such file or directory

Crontab error: Cannot exec /usr/sbin/sensible-mda: No such file or directory

One day, I found my web server is broken. It seemed that my blog lost all of its configurations such as category, tags, and so on. I accessed to the server via ssh, and found that its disk is full of mail error logs.

I also could see that five sendmail processes are consuming 100% CPU.

I suspected that my server is hacked by spammers; however, it was not. It was due to a bug of crontab1)[SOLVED] hacked by spammer? (sendmail-mta running wild)

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  1. Felipe Baptistella

    Perhaps you’ve installed sendmail by using the sendmail-bin individual package instead of installing the sendmail wrapper package.

    Anyway, if you install sensible-mda (or the sendmail wrapper package), the problem you’re seeing should disappear.

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