If you attempt to read an email that contains a 0x00 byte within the body,
Mozilla can no longer read any emails in that folder. You must either change
to a new folder and back, or go offline/online. As well, any pending changes
such as marking messages deleted are lost.
Method of reproduction: Edit any sample email and embed a NULL byte anywhere in
the body. In my case my printer sends me emails with a 0x00 at the end of the
Confirm with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2.1)
I've the same problem while reading my IMAP-folders. After opening email
containing NULL-byte, controlling the folder is impossible and reading any other
message is not possible.
I had this problem as well when accessing a pop3 folder on my wife's machine running
Mozilla/5.0 under Windows XP.
The NUL's occured at the end of the email following an enclosure.
FWIW, this bug just got a little publicity, because Outlook has a similar bug,
but it horks Outlook entirely. Reassigning to current owner/QA.
AFAIK, this bug was fixed in CVS some time ago. I need to investigate. There
are actually several bugs on this problem.
This bug now appeared on Bugtraq (Securityfocus) http://securityfocus.com/bid/10145
please reopen if you disagree.
also please update the issue indicating versions which aren't affected. thanks.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 223062 ***
Erm, is this bug about having NULL bytes locally in a mbox file, or remote on a
(In reply to comment #5)
> This bug now appeared on Bugtraq (Securityfocus)
In May 2005, it is still 'unpatched' according to SecurityFocus, the latest
affected version is Suite 1.5. Can anyone of Security Team inform to
mailto:vuldb [at] securityfocus.com the recent situation?