[New-bugs-announce] [issue2143] smtplib.SSLFakeFile hangs forever if "\n" is not encountered

Giampaolo Rodola' report at bugs.python.org
Tue Feb 19 20:53:04 CET 2008

New submission from Giampaolo Rodola':

By looking through the smtplib module code I think I've found a
potential issue in the SSLFakeFile class code since there's a while loop
which is supposed to be stopped only when the "\n" character is encountered:

        def readline(self):
            str = ""
            chr = None
            while chr != "\n":
                chr = self.sslobj.read(1)
                str += chr
            return str

The patch in attachment just adds a break statement to prevent the while
loop to hang forever in case the "\n" character is never encountered.

components: Library (Lib)
files: smptlib.diff
messages: 62569
nosy: facundobatista, giampaolo.rodola, gregory.p.smith
severity: normal
status: open
title: smtplib.SSLFakeFile hangs forever if "\n" is not encountered
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.5, Python 2.6
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file9465/smptlib.diff

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