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Bug 44198 - formail 3.14 corrupts lines that look like headers
formail 3.14 corrupts lines that look like headers
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: procmail (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
David Lawrence
: 44200 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-06-11 21:46 EDT by peterw
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-12 10:18:06 EDT
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Description peterw 2001-06-11 21:46:23 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.2.19-6.2.1 i686; en-US; rv:0.9.1)

Description of problem:
The formail binary from procmail 3.14-2 tries to "clean up" message headers
that contain whitespace between the header name and the colon, e.g.
"Subject : test" becomes "Subject: test". But it does this for all lines,
even within the body of a message. It should only do this sort of thing to
message headers.

Data corruption of course is rather evil. PGP-signed messages may be
rendered unverifiable. Source code or other important data sent via email
may be rendered unusable or even dangerous.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. printf 'Subject: test\nTo: test\nFrom: test\n\nhere is text\nNotaheader
: this is a body line\n' | formail -f


Actual Results:  "Notaheader : this is a body line" is changed to
"Notaheader: this is a body line" (the space between "Notaheader" and the
colon is removed).

Expected Results:  formail should echo exactly what printf gave it, as the
Subject/To/From headers are correct, and the "Notaheader" line is in the
message body.

Additional info:

The HISTORY file at www.procmail.org suggests that this problem was
introduced in procmail 3.14 and fixed in procmail 3.15. I have tested the
formail binary from the official procmail 3.15.1 distribution, and it does
seem to handle these messages properly.
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-06-12 10:18:02 EDT
*** Bug 44200 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-06-12 10:30:53 EDT
procmail-3.15.1-1 which is currently in Rawhide should fix this problem.

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