Bug 970123 - AuthPass value containing '=' fails to authenticate
AuthPass value containing '=' fails to authenticate
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ssmtp (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: manuel wolfshant
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-03 09:44 EDT by Steeve McCauley
Modified: 2013-07-03 21:00 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: ssmtp-2.64-7.fc19
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Last Closed: 2013-07-03 20:52:26 EDT
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Description Steeve McCauley 2013-06-03 09:44:34 EDT
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Set an AuthPass password containing an '=' and attempt to authenticate.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. set AuthPass value (after '=') with a password containing an '='
2. attempt to send mail

Actual results:

Authentication failed.

Expected results:

Authentication success.

Additional info:

The source code seems to use the same delimiters to get the token (key) as it does to get its value.  The delimiters are set to "= \t\n" for parsing out both the key and the value.

This looks like a regression of bug id #430608.
Comment 1 Steeve McCauley 2013-06-03 11:00:46 EDT
I noticed that in fedora 17 there were a bunch of patches applied to this package, but apparently are not included in f18.

This patch in particular would solve this issue,

diff -up ssmtp-2.61/ssmtp.c.orig ssmtp-2.61/ssmtp.c
--- ssmtp-2.61/ssmtp.c.orig	2008-11-26 17:27:29.000000000 +0200
+++ ssmtp-2.61/ssmtp.c	2008-11-26 17:25:36.000000000 +0200
@@ -1051,7 +1051,8 @@ bool_t read_config()
 			else if(strcasecmp(p, "AuthPass") == 0 && !auth_pass) {
-				if((auth_pass = strdup(q)) == (char *)NULL) {
+				auth_pass = firsttok(&rightside, " \n\t");
+				if(auth_pass  == (char *)NULL) {
 					die("parse_config() -- strdup() failed");
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2013-06-06 10:10:22 EDT
ssmtp-2.64-7.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-06-06 22:59:01 EDT
Package ssmtp-2.64-7.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing ssmtp-2.64-7.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-06-08 16:56:30 EDT
ssmtp-2.64-7.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-07-03 20:52:26 EDT
ssmtp-2.64-7.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-07-03 21:00:20 EDT
ssmtp-2.64-7.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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