Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108189
CAN-2003-0855 Pan crash on long email address
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:53 EST
From bug 107519
If you try to view a group with a posting with a long sender address
pan core dumps.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Happens every time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Post a message with a long address in From:
2. Try to view the group with pan
Pan dumps core
Pan views the group correctly possibly truncating the email address to a
The bug is listed as security because it is possibly a buffer overflow
could potentially be used to execute arbitrary code in every pan
The problem was first seen with a 702 character long email address in the
the group dk.test on the server news.tele.dk.
This is a known issue with patch available:
To follow up on this, the crash causes a null byte to be written to
0x00 which causes a crash but isn't able to be exploited further
(therefore this is limited to a DoS). Errata in progress.
RHSA-2003:312 in progress
Errata packages submitting to QA.
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report.
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.