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bug #36826: Some pages appear garbled at some checks

Submitted by:  Göran Uddeborg <goeran>
Submitted on:  Wed 11 Jul 2012 07:39:37 AM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Bug Status:  None
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Operating System:  Linux

Sun 06 Oct 2013 10:27:34 AM UTC, comment #1: 

This no longer seems to happen to me.  I'm not sure why.  Possibly some change outside websec, like an update in the perl environment.

Anyway, there is not much point in keeping this report open, unless others also see the problem.  Feel free to close it.  (I can't find any obvious way to do that myself.)

Göran Uddeborg <goeran>
Wed 11 Jul 2012 07:39:37 AM UTC, original submission:  

Recently websec has started to send reports about some pages being completely changed, the new contents being completely garbled.  It only happens to some of the pages I track.  It also only happens on some checks.  At one check I get just a page with a few random characters.  The next check might give a load of random characters.  And on the third check the correct page is shown, though the whole contents is marked as changed.  Natural since it was compared to the a garbled page.

One example of a page where this happens rather often is the download page for the VM e-mail client for Emacs.  I have configured it like this in my url.lists.

URL = https://launchpad.net/vm/+download
Name = Emacs VM
Prefix = vm

I attach a sample change report which contains just a few random characters.  I also attach the vm.html and vm.old.html files from websec's archive at the time this mail was sent.

Göran Uddeborg <goeran>


Attached Files
file #26177:  websecmail added by goeran (2KiB - application/octet-stream - Sample strange mail and archive files)
file #26178:  vm.html added by goeran (186B - text/html - Sample strange mail and archive files)
file #26179:  vm.old.html added by goeran (2KiB - text/html - Sample strange mail and archive files)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2012-07-11 goeran Attached File- => Added websecmail, #26177
        Attached File- => Added vm.html, #26178
        Attached File- => Added vm.old.html, #26179

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