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Re: [suse-security] Should I care about this?
Am 08.02.2002 14:49:33, schrieb Jochen Kaechelin <jk@xxxxxxx>:

>tail -f /var/log/warn:
>
>Feb 8 05:23:21 jochen sendmail[12473]: g184NLB12469: Truncated MIME
>Content-Type header due to field size (length = 16) (possible attack)
> ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
>

And if I read the error-code step by step it seems to mean that the
header that describes to content-type of the mime-content has an length
longer then normally (may RFC) - so this can by a try to generate a buffer-overflow.

RFC 2046
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
e.g. http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2046.html

Michael Appeldorn




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