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Bug 6859

Summary: mailx core dumps
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: akopps
Component: mailxAssignee: Florian La Roche <laroche>
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Version: 6.1CC: akopps, trawick
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Description akopps 1999-11-09 20:42:45 UTC
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 20:17:59 UTC
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 16:07:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 8100 ***