bugunrtf - Bugs: bug #27909, Certain RTF Formatting causes...


bug #27909: Certain RTF Formatting causes unrtf to hang

Submitted by:  Brian Johnson <serversage>
Submitted on:  Mon Nov 2 08:53:59 2009  
Votes:  10  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: Jean-Francois Dockes <medoc>Open/Closed: Closed
Release: None

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Tue Dec 16 09:19:31 2014, comment #1:

Thanks, fixed by 62bc22938b0b

Jean-Francois Dockes <medoc>
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Mon Nov 2 08:53:59 2009, original submission:

We have come across a few documents that cause unrtf to hang. We have tried running unrtf on these files with version 0.19.2 as well as the newest 0.21.0. The command we are running is:

And here is a sample of the RTF that seems to cause the hang:

The version of 0.19.2 that was used is the default that came with Ubuntu 8.04. The version of 0.21.0 that was used was compiled from source on a stock Ubuntu 8.04.

I'm not sure what other information might be needed, but if more is required I can certainly provide it.

Brian Johnson <serversage>


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file #18979:  Example.rtf added by serversage (80B - application/rtf - Example RTF file that causes unrtf to hang)


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    Tue Dec 16 09:19:31 2014medocStatusNone=>Fixed
    Tue Dec 16 08:58:04 2014medocAssigned toNone=>medoc
    Wed Dec 15 06:34:14 2010flasheridnCarbon-Copy-=>Added flasheridn
    Mon Nov 2 21:37:49 2009serversageAttached File-=>Added Example.rtf, #18979

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