emailed command in subject header is ignored

Bug #685261 reported by Mark Sapiro on 2010-12-04
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNU Mailman
Status tracked in 3.0
2.1
Undecided
Mark Sapiro
2.2
Undecided
Mark Sapiro
3.0
Low
Barry Warsaw

Bug Description

For example, a held message notification to the list owner/moderator contains an attached message/rfc822 part with subject "confirm <token>" and this message can be replied to with or without an "Approved: <password>" header/first body line to accept or discard the held message.

The code allows for an MUA possibly inserting 'Re:' or some l10n equivalent in the subject making it "Re: confirm <token>", but if the l10n equivalent contains a non-ascii character, the entire command is ignored and the message continues to be held.

Mark Sapiro (msapiro) on 2010-12-04
Changed in mailman:
assignee: nobody → Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → 2.1.15
status: New → Fix Committed
Mark Sapiro (msapiro) wrote :

Note that the committed fix assumes that the l10n of the 'Re:' prefix is properly RFC 2047 encoded. If the raw Subject: header contains non-ascii, the command in the subject will still be ignored.

Barry Warsaw (barry) on 2011-04-29
Changed in mailman:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
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