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Re: [SLE] Finaly a Virus or another anomaly, --Kmail hangs on five emails and subsequently quits
  • From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 15:12:09 +0100
  • Message-id: <4284B5B9.3030805@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Randall R Schulz wrote:

On Friday 13 May 2005 05:26, Constant Brouerius van Nidek wrote:

Going through my sorted emails from the Suse list the curser hanged
on an email with the subject line Re[2]: [SLE] Installing on a
laptop. After approx 5 seconds Kmail quitted. After restart the same
occurred when I reached this email. After having removed the
offending email from my Suse folder with midnight commander I
discovered four other emails with the same effect. They all had a
cryptographic signature and they all had to do with Sean Rima. I
still have an email with a strange header -Re: Re[2]: [SLE]
installing on a laptop- but this email is not a problem. The problem
seems to be neutralized.

You should give more information about software versions you're running and something about the hardware configuration you're using.

Those messages are all signed, and back in the SuSE Linux 9.0 days, I had a problem with certain signed messages with symptoms identical to yours.

While I never definitively diagnosed the problem (I used a filter to work around it), I believe it was a library version mismatch between KMail and a library used only when a signed message arrived.

And it was not all signed messages, only some. Perhaps it was the particular signing algorithm, I don't know. The problem was eventually fixed when I upgraded KDE (and KMail along with it).

This is the first time I have seen this behavior on my Suse box (9.0)
and I hope it is the last time;-).
I have the problematic files in a temporary directory. Anybody with
more grips about emails who want to have a look just tell me and
they will be expedited.

Have you used the supplementary updates for 9.0 to update your KDE? If not, you probably should. It will (probably) fix this problem and get you newer versions of KDE software, which is a good thing.

Randall Schulz

I haven't come across any virus mails in a while, scanners have said everything is clean. Some years ago I got one from a manager at work, it refused to open, he later confirmed it had a virus.
Perhaps running something like klamav or xfprot against those file will reveal if they are infected.
Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Keen licensed Private Pilot
Retired IBM Mainframes and Sun Servers Tech Support Specialist
Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux for all Computing Tasks

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