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Re: lynx-dev Lynx Ver. 2.8rel.2

From: Demmy Rooster
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Lynx Ver. 2.8rel.2
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 15:14:58 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 28 Jan 1999, Leonid Pauzner wrote:
> 26-Jan-99 23:41 Demmy Rooster wrote:
> > crashes w/ core dump after attempting to submit a form with extremely long
> > lines (maximum length) full of random crap. it crashes before it has even
> > contacted the remote server in any way. not a very serious bug but this
> > might pose a security issue for those lynx-only freenet sites.
> I made a test, fill up the form input
> until maximum length was reached (~1000bytes)
> and it was successfully submitted with Lynx2.8.2dev.14 on Linux
> (though, I got a screen moved one line up and text was messed until
> I made a refresh with CTRL-W; it is ncurses 1.99e and lynx in trace mode).

Strangely enough, I can't reproduce the effect either... too bad I didn't
save a copy of the "random" junk I used when it crashed. Heinsenberg bug
or something. Anyhow, since I'm not running the newest version this
doesn't really matter... but I'd advise that someone takes a close look at
the relevant code in the new version, just in case.

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