Kenny Carruthers Postmaster 1.0 Buffer Overflow Vulnerability



Date Discovered

November 14, 2000


Postmaster is a GUI based email client for the BeOS platform. In the event that Postmaster receives an email containing a URL consisting of over 512 bytes, the application will crash when attempting to create a link within the body of the message. Postmaster will continue to crash upon restart until the offending email is manually removed from /boot/home/mail/in/.

Technologies Affected

  • Kenny Carruthers Postmaster 1.0.0

This issue was rectified with the release of Postmaster version 1.1.1. It is available for download at the following location:



Posted to Bugtraq on November 14, 2000 by Vort-fu <>.

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