Bug 5336 - Pine consumes all memory in specially-crafted e-mail.
Pine consumes all memory in specially-crafted e-mail.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pine (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
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Reported: 1999-09-23 14:37 EDT by greerga
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-15 11:08:08 EST
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Description greerga 1999-09-23 14:37:00 EDT
I wouldn't call the above URL crafted in any special way
as it was a bounced SPAM mail to the postmaster, but I
believe it could, in theory, be done.

Basically Pine consumed 300 MB of memory upon viewing this
message.  It increases slowly and seems to be due to the
HTML rendering code.  I've sent this to the PINE maintainers
but haven't had a reply.  The only way out is to have
another console kill it.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-15 11:08:59 EST
This is fixed in pine 4.21.

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