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Re: [Nmh-workers] Changes to forw(1)

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Changes to forw(1)
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:34:27 -0400

On Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:20:04 -0400, Ken Hornstein said:
> >So say I'm a miscreant,and I send you an e-mail phrased such that you'll
> >forward it. Meanwhile, I've surreptitiously placed an 'Attach: /etc/passwd' 
> >in
> >the headers of the mail I sent you....
> I think, given current nmh design, this isn't an issue if you _forward_
> an email (because the headers that you forward are not interpreted by
> mhbuild).  Nor is it an issue if you use "dist", since mhbuild isn't run
> on the message you are redistributing.  Although it does occur to me
> that if you were to put an "Attach" header in the dist draft file,
> something unexpected would happen; we should fix that.

Does the calculus change if 'forw -mime' becomes the default?

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