Bug 5336 - Pine consumes all memory in specially-crafted e-mail.
Summary: Pine consumes all memory in specially-crafted e-mail.
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pine
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact:
URL: http://www.m-l.org/~greerga/pine.ack
Whiteboard:
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1999-09-23 18:37 UTC by greerga
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-15 16:08:08 UTC


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Description greerga 1999-09-23 18:37:00 UTC
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 16:08:59 UTC
This is fixed in pine 4.21.


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