From: email@example.com (Eric W. Biederman)
To: Eric Wong <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] t/import: test for nasty characters
Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2020 15:28:34 -0500 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200704202525.GA19556@dcvr> (Eric Wong's message of "Sat, 4 Jul 2020 20:25:25 +0000")
Eric Wong <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Eric Wong <email@example.com> wrote:
>> "Eric W. Biederman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > - $name =~ tr/<>//d;
>> > + $name =~ tr/\n\r<>$/ /d;
>> Is getting rid of '$' an effort to avoid double interpolation by Perl?
>> Perl won't recursively expand variables AFAIK.
> I'm not seeing the purpose in $ being grouped with the
> characters (test below confirms it, I think).
What I think we should be doing is any characters that are not a valid
part of a name (as defined by the appropriate email RFCs) should be
I am pretty certain $ isn't of those characters that is valid in a name.
Otherwise I suspect this will be a game of whack-a-mole as new weird
and strange cases crop up. Maybe I am just paranoid, but right now
the code seems a bit too liberal in what it accepts.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2020-07-04 20:33 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2020-07-03 21:53 [PATCH] Import: Be more careful with names in email Eric W. Biederman
2020-07-03 23:30 ` Eric Wong
2020-07-04 20:25 ` [PATCH] t/import: test for nasty characters Eric Wong
2020-07-04 20:28 ` Eric W. Biederman [this message]
2020-07-04 21:24 ` Eric Wong
2020-07-05 14:55 ` Leah Neukirchen
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