Bug 6859 - mailx core dumps
mailx core dumps
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 8100
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mailx (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
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Reported: 1999-11-09 15:42 EST by akopps
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-01-03 11:07:22 EST
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Description akopps 1999-11-09 15:42:45 EST
The RedHat 6.0 and 6.1 /bin/mail dums core when the mail
spool file contains characters like this: '\0' . I have a
user one of whose messages had such characters. mail -f
$MAIL just coredumps. I understand that a message with '\0's
in it is a corrupt message, however, the /bin/mail in RedHat
5.x dealt with this fine and about any other mail readers
that I have tried either ignore or strip off those
Comment 1 Jeff Trawick 2000-01-02 15:17:59 EST
See bug 8100.  This has a fix for at least one case where there is a binary
zero in the mail text.  I didn't notice this bug (6859) when I submitted the
report for 8100.  Sorry!
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-01-03 11:07:59 EST
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 8100 ***

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