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Bug 162899 (CVE-2002-1903) - CVE-2002-1903 pine username disclosure issue
Summary: CVE-2002-1903 pine username disclosure issue
Alias: CVE-2002-1903
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pine
Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20020607,source=cve...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-11 15:19 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2012-08-19 07:47 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-03-09 08:58:46 UTC
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-07-11 15:19:41 UTC
This text is taken from here:
From: Roger Marquis

    The Pine email client allows users to define the "From:"
    address independent of their Unix username. This is an
    indispensable feature for help desks and other role accounts.

    Unfortunately, user names and/or ids can still be leaked due to
    Pine's insertion of "Sender:" and/or "X-Sender:" headers. Pine
    versions earlier than 4.44 may also insert the Unix username
    into other envelope and header fields. 

That message also contains a patch for this issue.

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2007-07-20 12:02:53 UTC
This is a debatable security issue, it's the way many mailers worked, it was
documented behaviour, and is of minimal security consequence.  It's not worth
issuing a security update for RHEL2.1 to correct this issue.  wontfix.

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