Re: [Extra] Ben Campbell's Discuss on draft-ietf-extra-sieve-fcc-08: (with DISCUSS and COMMENT)

Alexey Melnikov <> Thu, 10 January 2019 08:36 UTC

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Hi Ben,

> On 9 Jan 2019, at 21:51, Ben Campbell <>; wrote:
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> Thanks for the work on this. I plan to ballot "yes", but have one item I think
> needs to be discussed first:
> The security considerations say that this extension adds no new considerations
> not already present in [RFC5228], [RFC5230], [RFC5435], and [RFC6131]. I'm not
> sure that that is true.
> It seems like the ability to insert a copy of message into a mailbox might have
> security and/or privacy considerations.

Can you give me an idea of what you have in mind here, other than putting the user (Sieve script owner) over quota?

In particular, what are the possible privacy implications?

Thank you,
> This seems analogous to the "fileinto"
> action. I looked for security considerations for that in RFC 5228. All I found
> was a statement that "fileinfo" can be dangerous, but no elaboration on the
> nature of the danger or how it might be mitigated. So while I agree that fcc
> would have similar considerations as "fileinfo", I'm not sure those
> considerations have been adequately documented.  (I expect people will point me
> to something I missed, or where some other analogous feature is documented, in
> which case I will clear.)