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From "Graham Dumpleton (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Closed: (MODPYTHON-5) Bug in setting interpreter name with PythonInterpPerDirectory.
Date Sun, 05 Mar 2006 04:34:41 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MODPYTHON-5?page=all ]
     
Graham Dumpleton closed MODPYTHON-5:
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> Bug in setting interpreter name with PythonInterpPerDirectory.
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: MODPYTHON-5
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MODPYTHON-5
>      Project: mod_python
>         Type: Bug
>     Versions: 2.7.10, 3.1.4
>  Environment: UNIX/Win32
>     Reporter: Graham Dumpleton
>     Assignee: Nicolas Lehuen
>      Fix For: 3.2.7

>
> The code in this case is in select_interp_name() and it too is wrong, although
> it has a couple of problems and gives slightly undesirable results on UNIX
> platforms as well in certain cirsumstances.
> Consider a publisher based content handler containing:
>   def index(req):
>     return req.interpreter
> If you do not have the PythonInterPerDirectory diective turned on, accessing
> that page will generate the virtual/actual host of the web server. Eg.
>   grumpy.company.com
> If you turn on the PythonInterpPerDirectory and access the page explicitly
> as for example:
>   http://localhost:8080/~grahamd/publisher/index.py
> You get something like:
>   /Users/grahamd/Sites/publisher/
> The trailing slash "/" is put there by the select_interp_name() function. If this
> were on Win32, you probably end up with:
>   /Users/grahamd/Sites/publisher\
> Now, if the actual directory is accessed instead and the automagic mapping to
> the index() method in the file is relied upon, ie., request as:
>   http://localhost:8080/~grahamd/publisher
> You first get redirected to:
>   http://localhost:8080/~grahamd/publisher/
> and the result you get back is:
>   /Users/grahamd/Sites/publisher//
> Again, the final trailing '/' is put there by select_interp_name(). On Win32, this is
> thus likely to be:
>   /Users/grahamd/Sites/publisher/\
> In summary, there are two problems here.
> First is that on Win32 it is most likely going to use '\' even though rest of the path
> uses POSIX naming style.
> Second is that the code doesn't check to see if there already is a trailing slash with
> the result that although access to the directory and the file should result in the
> same interpreter name, it doesn't.
> This latter problem means that the same index() method can get executed within
> the context of two different interpreters dependent on which URL you used. This
> shouldn't be the case and could cause problems in some applications.
> I haven't worked out the actual patch required in this case because of there being
> two issues and because I haven't looked through the code enough to know where
> to look to see if there already is a trailing slash. At the minimum, the use of SLASH_S
> should be changed to "/" in that part of the select_interp_name() method.
> For further discussion on this issue see mailing list thread at:
>   http://www.modpython.org/pipermail/mod_python/2004-November/016788.html

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