Overflow bug

Mark Doliner mark at kingant.net
Thu Nov 8 21:47:47 EST 2012


On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 6:24 PM, Anderz Olsson <anderz.olsson at gmail.com> wrote:
> * I was able to select all text (miy installation didn't freeze though).
> * I then deleted all text (with the button called backspace).
> * Then all history was lost without me closing the window (i don't
> log) IM. But I saw it before I selected all the text in my text box
> (like I'd have selected the chat history too, but that isn't possible,
> is it?)
> * So there is a bug.
>
> Or is it not a bug?

If what you're describing is true, then yeah, that sounds like a bug.
Changing the text in the text entry field (the bottom half of the IM
window) should not have any affect on the text in the history (the top
half of the IM window).  Are you able to reproduce this problem?  I
haven't been able to reproduce it.

And yeah, for what it's worth this doesn't seem like a security issue
to me.  A security issue would be any bug that can be exploited by a
remote attacker that either prevents you from using Pidgin (e.g.
remote crash) or causes harm to your computer (e.g. remote code
execution).



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