Bug 1384 - kmail crashes, buffer overflow?
kmail crashes, buffer overflow?
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-03-01 06:31 EST by Joseph Malicki
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-31 15:09:08 EST
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Description Joseph Malicki 1999-03-01 06:31:33 EST
Sorry about =putting this in XFree86, but the kde components
don't yet have entries.  In RawHide 1.2.8 and 1.2.9, the
kmail with the updated kdenetwork package crashes every time
I get the first mail message from a certain account.  It
prints a lot of garbage to the screen consistent with a
buffer overflow.  Earlier kmail's seemed to work, but I
probably didn't have that message yet.  This could be a
security hole if root ever tries to run kmail.... I will
contact the maintainers shortly...
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-03-18 18:42:59 EST
assigned to pbrown
Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-03-31 15:09:59 EST
without further input on what sort of message is crashing the program,
I can't provide any help or solution.  Please reopen the bug if you
are able to provide further, more specific information.
Comment 3 Joseph Malicki 1999-11-21 03:18:59 EST
It's taken quite a while... but I've figured out what causes kmail to crash.. it
is STILL a problem after all this time... it's a long subject line (I THINK > 80
chars, but not positive)... every once in a while I'll get a thread with a
really long subject line and kmail crashes... I've stepped through the source,
and am still perplexed as to why this is happening.....

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