[Mailman-Developers] Mailman and cookies.
Barry A. Warsaw
Fri, 19 Oct 2001 18:08:46 -0400
>>>>> "CVR" == Chuq Von Rospach <email@example.com> writes:
CVR> After 20 minutes or so, I finally tracked it down. Some other
CVR> site at apple had lodged a cookie in my browser. When Mailman
CVR> tried to read my cookies to validate my browser, it was
CVR> causing the admin CGI to core dump.
Core dumped, right? Not caused a traceback?
Python's like any other interpreted or byte compiled language: in
theory you should never be able to write pure Python code that can
crash the interpreter. Such a situation is by definition a bug in the
Are you running Python 1.5.2? I vaguely recall that it was possible
to crash Python with some sequence of cookie data.
[quick google search...]
Here's an article in the middle of a thread about this on the Python
mailing list. It contains a patch (which I can't vouch for).
Note the date. :)
1) upgrade Python to 2.1.1 and Mailman to 2.0.6.
2) apply the patch suggested above and see if the crashes go away.