4.53.7: phishing fraud endless loop

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu May 4 09:54:25 IST 2006

On 4 May 2006, at 01:53, Jeff A. Earickson wrote:

> Gang,
> I sent Julian an example sendmail message (offlist) that caused  
> 4.53.7 to
> go into an endless loop when I ran it in debug mode.  This was
> a lucky coincidence; I normally run a new version of MS in debug
> mode one time before putting it into production, and this message
> just happened to be there.
> I got beaucoup syslog messages like:
> Found phishing fraud from www.evite.com claiming to be  
> www.greetingstoall,afternearly3yearsbackinthestates,i'mheadingbacktolo 
> ndonforwor in k43IWccm014788
> and the debug mode wouldn't end.  I tried it both with the
> default "Web Bug Replacement =" setting and setting this to
> blank, both looped up.  Anybody else seen this behavior?
> My setup: Solaris 10, sendmail 8.13.6, SA 3.1.1.
> Julian, what happens if some firewall gets between MailScanner
> and http://www.sng.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailscanner/images/1x1spacer.gif ?

Then the HTML view of the page won't render quite as prettily, that's  
Julian Field
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