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Bug 161882 - mailutil segfaults when converting some mbx mailboxes
Summary: mailutil segfaults when converting some mbx mailboxes
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: imap
Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John Dennis
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-28 03:01 UTC by Josh Kelley
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 18:59:33 UTC
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Description Josh Kelley 2005-06-28 03:01:25 UTC
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Description of problem:
Mailutil segfaults when converting some mbx folders back to the default mbox format.  It only does this for a few mbx folders, but for those folders that are affected, it segfaults every time.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a bunch of mbx-format mailboxes using one of the methods described in section 4.5 of the UW-IMAP FAQ (
2. Store mail in the mailboxes.
3. Try to convert the mailboxes back to mbox format using mailutil: run "mailutil copy mailboxname"

Actual Results:  Segmentation fault

Expected Results:  Successful copy/format conversion

Additional info:

This bug does not exist in an unpatched compilation of imap-2004e (the latest version), built for the lrh target.  It does exist in an unpatched install of imap-2004d, built for the lrh target, so it looks like imap-2004e fixes the bug.

I can submit copies of several mbx mail folders that trigger this bug upon request.

Comment 1 Josh Kelley 2005-06-28 03:08:30 UTC
I made an error: the bug does exist in an unpatched install of imap-2002d.  I
did not test imap-2004d.

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 18:59:33 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
For more information of the RHEL errata support policy, please visit:
If you feel this bug is indeed mission critical, please contact your
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information on how this bug is affecting you.

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