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Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:23:22 +0100
From: Ludwig Nussel <>
Cc: Brian Stafford <>,,,
	Pawel Salek <>,
Subject: Re: CVE Request: libesmtp does not check NULL bytes in commonName

Brian Stafford wrote:
> Since both the original and patched versions of match_component() 
> implement wildcards rather less liberally than RFC 2818 implies, I 
> decided to move towards the approach in the I-D.  match_component() now 
> accepts either a string or a single wildcard '*'.  Matched characters 
> are validated against the set of valid domain name component characters 
> , that is, * will not match, nor for that 
> matter will the pattern  Question: should underline '_' 
> be in the set of valid characters?

AFAIK underlines are not allowed in DNS. I'm sure someone knows the
RFC for that too :-)


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

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