Subject: popclient 3.0 bug - heads up!
To: current users <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Paul Goyette <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/26/1997 20:14:50
I'm not sure what changed in NetBSD 1.2E, but it broke popclient-3.0

After much headache, I discovered that popclient attempts to modify the
argv[] array that was passed to it - actually it tries to put more
"arguments" at the end!  This seems to just happen to overwrite the
process's environment space, so all subsequent getenv() calls fail and
return a null pointer, which gets passed to strlen() which barfs with a
segmentation fault!

If anyone is interested, I'll put the changes up for ftp access.

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