nnrpd puts extra spaces on certain hearders on mailed to mederators articles

Jean Charles Delepine delepine at u-picardie.fr
Mon May 17 21:30:49 UTC 2004


You certainly should have been CCed.

The patch can also be obtain on 

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From: Jean Charles Delepine <delepine at u-picardie.fr>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit at bugs.debian.org>
Subject: nnrpd puts extra spaces on rfc's hearders on mailed to mederators articles
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Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 14:34:26 +0200

Package: inn2
Version: 2.4.1+20040403-1
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

As you can see on <slrnca7rrs.qs1.fyr+news at nabab.fyrou.net> and others,
extra spaces are added to From, Newsgroups, ... headers.

One solution is to do the same thing in nnrpd/post.c/MailArticle() as in

diff -ruN inn-STABLE-20040403.orig/nnrpd/post.c inn-STABLE-20040403/nnrpd/post.c
--- inn-STABLE-20040403.orig/nnrpd/post.c       2004-02-25 12:16:33.000000000 +0100
+++ inn-STABLE-20040403/nnrpd/post.c    2004-05-15 14:12:16.000000000 +0200
@@ -602,6 +602,7 @@
     char       *address;
     char       buff[SMBUF];
     char       *mta;
+    char       *q;
     /* Try to get the address first. */
     if ((address = GetModeratorAddress(NULL, NULL, group, PERMaccessconf->moderatormailer)) == NULL) {
@@ -628,11 +629,17 @@
     /* Write the headers, a blank line, then the article. */
     for (hp = Table; hp < ARRAY_END(Table); hp++)
        if (hp->Value) {
-           fprintf(F, "%s: %s\n", hp->Name, hp->Value);
+            q = xstrndup(hp->Value, hp->Body - hp->Value + hp->Len);
+            if (*hp->Value == ' ' || *hp->Value == '\t')
+                fprintf(F, "%s:%s\n", hp->Name, q);
+            else
+                fprintf(F, "%s: %s\n", hp->Name, q);
            if (FLUSH_ERROR(F)) {
+               free(q);
                return CANTSEND;
+           free(q);
     for (i = 0; i < OtherCount; i++) {
        fprintf(F, "%s\n", OtherHeaders[i]);

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (200, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.23-pre8

Versions of packages inn2 depends on:
ii  cron                  3.0pl1-83          management of regular background p
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.4.25             Debian configuration management sy
ii  inn2-inews            2.4.1+20040403-1   NNTP client news injector, from In
ii  libc6                 2.3.2.ds1-12       GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libdb4.2              4.2.52-16          Berkeley v4.2 Database Libraries [
ii  libperl5.8            5.8.3-3            Shared Perl library.
ii  perl                  5.8.3-3            Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  perl-base [perlapi-5. 5.8.3-3            The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis
ii  postfix [mail-transpo 2.0.19-1.0.ipv6.r1 A high-performance mail transport 
ii  procps                1:3.2.1-2          The /proc file system utilities
ii  time                  1.7-19             The GNU time program for measuring

-- debconf information:
  inn2/preinst-upgrade-largefiles: false
  inn2/preinst-upgrade1: false

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