Improper handling of BinHex attachments

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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MailNews Core
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RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Paul Bryan, Assigned: (not reading, please use seth@sspitzer.org instead))

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030714 Debian/1.4-2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030714 Debian/1.4-2

When a file is attached to a message and encoded with BinHex 4.0, Mozilla fails
to properly decode or save the attachment.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a friend using Mac OS 9 send you a binary (e.g. ZIP) file with Eudora.
2. Save the attachment.
3. Try to open/use/view the saved attachment.
Actual Results:  
The saved attachment does not resemble the actual binary file sent.

Expected Results:  
I expected to see the binary attachment, properly decoded.

I considered the possibility that this was a duplicate of Bug 202353; however
that bug is reporting a problem interfacing with Stuffit Expander on the Mac
platform, and points out that on non-Mac platforms Mozilla decodes BinHex
attachments.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

14 years ago
Created attachment 130309 [details]
Sample email sent from Mac with BinHex attachment.

Here is a sample file sent to me. It is a ZIP file, which contains the Mozilla
logo from the mozilla.org web page.

Comment 2

14 years ago
related to bug 215335 ?
The binhex decoder was pretty broken in 1.4... See bug 220611

Please retest with a build from tomorrow or later to see whether this problem is
fixed...
Depends on: 220611
Product: MailNews → Core
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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