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Re: Don't want to replace IDA sendmail
From: nlawson () statler csc calpoly edu (Nathan Lawson)
Date: Thu, 18 May 1995 02:02:54 -0700 (PDT)


So does anyone know exactly what the problem is?  The 8lgm report is
(sadly) too vague to be of much use.  

I believe this advisory refers to newlines in the From part of a message.
By specifying sendmail -F, a user can supply a string as the From name for
a message.  This string could be any nasty sequence of characters and if the
mail was queued (i.e. the host was down), the next queue run would activate
the modified file.

Could I maybe patch IDA so I don't
have to worry about the port to V8 right now (I was going to get around to
it, but haven't had and don't have the time....)?  

You could patch the input routines to only take alphanumeric and a small 
subset of punctuation characters as input.

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