Incorrect processing of user attached PKCS#7 - files do not display

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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RESOLVED EXPIRED
16 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: arnaldo, Unassigned)

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Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030401
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030401

User creates a PKCS#7 file using a digital signature program. The resulting 
PKCS#7 (.p7m) is sent to another using, as an email attachment. On the 
destination system, if the mail client is Mozilla (including latest 1.4a) or
netscape, then the attachment will NOT display.

This happens when the p7m file is an attachment (part of a multipart/mixed) and 
even when it's the whole thing (the contents of the mail itself is a sole 
p7m file - the mail Content-type is set to application/pkcs7-smime).

In either case, the body is a p7m or the p7m being part of a mulitpart body, 
the MUA must allow access to it, specially when the PKCS#7 contains data.

Sounds like Mozilla is handling all PKCS#7 as detached signatures. 


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use some application to create PKCS#7 file, containing data and signature
2. Send mail, attach file created in step (1)
3. Attachment will not display of allow being detached.

Actual Results:  
No access to the attached file, unless the user can and knowns how to manually
recover it from the mail storage.

Expected Results:  
Process the pkcs#7 file accordingly:

a) If it's detached signature, part of an SMIME multipart/smime file, it working 
   correctly.
b) If the PKCS#7 contains both the signature and the signed-data, then either 
   process it correclty (like comming from an SMIME) of let it be an attachment   
   that Mozilla cannot process.

Updated

16 years ago
Summary: Incorrect processing of user attached PKCS#7 - files do not display → Incorrect processing of user attached PKCS#7 - files do not display

Comment 1

15 years ago
Not critical.
Severity: critical → normal

Comment 2

15 years ago
Mass reassign ssaux bugs to nobody
Assignee: ssaux → nobody

Updated

14 years ago
Component: Security: S/MIME → Security: S/MIME
Product: PSM → Core
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED

Updated

10 years ago
Component: Security: S/MIME → Security: S/MIME
Product: Core → MailNews Core
QA Contact: bmartin → s.mime
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