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Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 08:54:20 +0100
From: Ludwig Nussel <>
	Pawel Salek <>,
Subject: Re: CVE Request: libesmtp does not check NULL bytes in commonName

Brian Stafford wrote:
> I think the best approach is to apply Pawel's patch as this is the 

I must have missed that patch. Could you re-post it?

> simplest in terms of changes to the existing code base, and perhaps move 
> to Ludwig's for a later release of libESMTP.  In the slightly longer 
> term, I think the internet draft at
> is the 
> one to follow but this might change substantially or even fall of the 
> rails entirely.
> [...] The I-D says only the leftmost 
> component may contain a wildcard but this would rule out *.* 
> The algorithm I've outlined is really a halfway house between RFC2818, 
> which I think is too flexible, and the I-D; limit the positions of 
> wildcards in the hostname and dont allow elaborate matches within a 
> hostname component.  Any ideas or opinions on this would be useful.

Is there a way to comment on the draft? Maybe the author of the
draft didn't think about the cases you'd like to handle.


 (o_   Ludwig Nussel
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nuernberg)

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