Closed Bug 706813 Opened 8 years ago Closed 6 years ago

utf8-subject decoding error / buffer overflow

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Mail Window Front End, defect, critical)

8 Branch
x86_64
Windows 7
defect
Not set
critical

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 701194

People

(Reporter: thies, Unassigned)

Details

Attachments

(1 file)

3.72 KB, image/gif
Details
Attached image mail.gif
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:8.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0
Build ID: 20111104165243

Steps to reproduce:

I received an email with a subject that is decoded with utf8:

Subject: =?utf-8?B?RS1NYWlsIMOEbmRlcnVuZ2Vu?=


Actual results:

The subject was shown **** in the email-list, see the attachment for details. Repairing the msf-file changes the view, so I see now other characters. A friend see parts of an older email he view before.



Expected results:

The subject should be shown correctly.
I set the importance to critical, because a buffer overflow could be the reason for that behavior.
Severity: normal → critical
Is the subject the last header before the blank line that separates the headers from the mesage body?
I'd really like the see the actual headers of the message, thx!
I suspect this is a dup of bug 701194 - it's not a buffer write overflow, but most likely simply reading uninitialized memory.
duping.

If you still see this in a current version, please reopen the bug with additional details
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 701194
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