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Bug #11616 Cc: & Bcc: not being picked up from header
Submitted: 2001-06-22 10:21 UTC Modified: 2002-06-03 18:19 UTC
Avg. Score:4.8 ± 0.4
Reproduced:11 of 11 (100.0%)
Same Version:8 (72.7%)
Same OS:10 (90.9%)
From: bmatzelle at yahoo dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Mail related
PHP Version: 4.0.5 OS: Win 2K Server
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2001-06-22 10:21 UTC] bmatzelle at yahoo dot com
I am running PHP as CGI on IIS 5.0 with service pack 2.  

This report verifies that bug #11349 is a definate problem.
/win32/sendmail.c has the following code (starting at line 253):

/* Send mail to all Cc rcpt's */
if (headers && (pos1 = strstr(headers, "Cc:"))) {
	pos2 = strstr(pos1, "\r\n");
	tempMailTo = estrndup(pos1, pos2-pos1);

	token = strtok(tempMailTo, ",");
	while(token != NULL)
		sprintf(Buffer, "RCPT TO:<%s>\r\n", token);
		if ((res = Post(Buffer)) != SUCCESS)
			return (res);
		if ((res = Ack()) != SUCCESS)
			return (res);
		token = strtok(NULL, ",");

The above code can only grab an email address that looks like this: 


When I place it in this format I receive a "Warning:  Server Error" message from the mail() function.

sendmail.c cannot find a proper RFC 822 mail header like:

Cc: Jack Smith <>

When I place this in the mail headers nothing happens.

Also, there is no code at all that even looks for a Bcc address in the sendmail.c code.  This is a massive problem.

In order for the mail() function to be /usr/sbin/sendmail compliant it must be able to find and parse Cc: and Bcc: in each of the above formats. It must also remove the Bcc's from the header so that recieving mail clients cannot see them, just as sendmail does.



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 [2001-06-22 18:26 UTC]
windwos mail code needs a rewrite
 [2001-06-23 00:47 UTC] bmatzelle at yahoo dot com
I have one more behavior to add.  The mail() function only can gather To: addresses if they are in this format:

mail(",", etc)

It should be able to read this RFC format as well:

mail("Gary <>, Beth <", etc)

There are a lot of changes to be made. If I find the time I will try some fixes myself.
 [2002-05-17 12:28 UTC]
Bcc support has been added. RFC style mail addresses are still not done.
 [2002-06-02 11:18 UTC]
Closing this one, rfc822 style address bugs are tracked in
 [2002-06-02 11:18 UTC]
Closing this one, rfc822 style address bugs are tracked in (highlight for you lazy guys :)
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