Last Comment Bug 187828 - E-mails with embedded NULL bytes break messenger
: E-mails with embedded NULL bytes break messenger
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 223062
Product: MailNews Core
Classification: Components
Component: Backend (show other bugs)
: Trunk
: x86 Linux
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Assigned To: (not reading, please use instead)
: esther
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Reported: 2003-01-05 14:43 PST by Blu3
Modified: 2008-07-31 01:21 PDT (History)
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Description User image Blu3 2003-01-05 14:43:38 PST
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
Comment 1 User image Pauli Borodulin 2003-01-05 16:09:48 PST
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.
Comment 2 User image Scott Williams 2003-12-10 15:54:42 PST
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. 
Comment 3 User image Max Kanat-Alexander 2004-04-14 09:32:05 PDT
FWIW, this bug just got a little publicity, because Outlook has a similar bug,
but it horks Outlook entirely. Reassigning to current owner/QA.
Comment 4 User image Blu3 2004-04-14 10:00:14 PDT
AFAIK, this bug was fixed in CVS some time ago.  I need to investigate.  There
are actually several bugs on this problem.
Comment 5 User image Frank Wein [:mcsmurf] 2004-04-19 09:35:05 PDT
This bug now appeared on Bugtraq (Securityfocus)
Comment 6 User image timeless 2004-04-19 10:00:50 PDT
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 ***
Comment 7 User image Christian Eyrich 2004-04-19 10:56:40 PDT
Erm, is this bug about having NULL bytes locally in a mbox file, or remote on a
POP3/IMAP4 server?
Comment 8 User image Juha-Matti Laurio 2005-05-28 17:32:34 PDT
(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] the recent situation?

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