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Re: epan_base64_decode(): failure when string contains a NUL character
From: Evan Huus <eapache () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:14:07 -0400

Glib has g_base64_decode_inplace as of 2.20 so you could try using
that. We support way back to 2.14 at the moment so we keep
epan_base64_decode() available, but if the glib function works it's
probably a bug in our code.

Evan

On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 4:27 PM, Uli Heilmeier <zeugs () heilmeier eu> wrote:
Hello list,

I'm currently trying to improve the SMTP dissector regarding the AUTH command.
Up to now I finished the 'AUTH LOGIN' mechanism (s. Bug 8591). Next I
would like to decode the 'AUTH PLAIN' mechanism (RFC 4616).

With the PLAIN mechanism the packet has a base64 encoded string containing:
[authorization user](\x00)[authentication user](\x00)[password]

For example:
dGVzdAB0ZXN0ADEyMzQ= contains test(NUL)test(NUL)1234

I tried to decode the base64 string with the epan_base64_decode() function
(from epan/base64.h). Unfortunately this fails. I only get a wrong three
bytes long string.
I guess the problem is the NUL character as a delimiter.

Do you have an idea if this is bug in the epan_base64_decode() function or
do I have to do the decoding another way?


Thanks a lot!
Sincerely
Uli
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