E-mails with embedded NULL bytes break messenger

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 223062

Status

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major
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 223062
16 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: david, Assigned: sspitzer)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Linux

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
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
message.

Comment 1

16 years ago
Confirm with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2.1)
Gecko/20021130.

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

15 years ago
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

15 years ago
FWIW, this bug just got a little publicity, because Outlook has a similar bug,
but it horks Outlook entirely. Reassigning to current owner/QA.
Assignee: mscott → sspitzer
(Reporter)

Comment 4

15 years ago
AFAIK, this bug was fixed in CVS some time ago.  I need to investigate.  There
are actually several bugs on this problem.

Comment 5

15 years ago
This bug now appeared on Bugtraq (Securityfocus) http://securityfocus.com/bid/10145

Comment 6

15 years ago
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 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Comment 7

15 years ago
Erm, is this bug about having NULL bytes locally in a mbox file, or remote on a
POP3/IMAP4 server?
Product: MailNews → Core

Comment 8

14 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> This bug now appeared on Bugtraq (Securityfocus)
http://securityfocus.com/bid/10145

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?
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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