Bug 1384 - kmail crashes, buffer overflow?
Summary: kmail crashes, buffer overflow?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-03-01 11:31 UTC by Joseph Malicki
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-03-31 20:09:08 UTC

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Description Joseph Malicki 1999-03-01 11:31:33 UTC
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 23:42:59 UTC
assigned to pbrown

Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-03-31 20:09:59 UTC
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 08:18:59 UTC
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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