[Python-checkins] bpo-34576 warn users on security for http.server (#9720)

Senthil Kumaran webhook-mailer at python.org
Wed Oct 10 22:43:44 EDT 2018


https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/1d26c72e6a9c5b28b27c158f2f196217707dbb0f
commit: 1d26c72e6a9c5b28b27c158f2f196217707dbb0f
branch: master
author: Felipe Rodrigues <felipe at felipevr.com>
committer: Senthil Kumaran <skumaran at gatech.edu>
date: 2018-10-10T19:43:40-07:00
summary:

bpo-34576 warn users on security for http.server (#9720)

It was proposed to add an warning for http.server regarding security
issues. The wording was provided at bpo-26005 by @orsenthil

files:
M Doc/library/http.server.rst

diff --git a/Doc/library/http.server.rst b/Doc/library/http.server.rst
index 0bd7f778cec0..0b93c62288b1 100644
--- a/Doc/library/http.server.rst
+++ b/Doc/library/http.server.rst
@@ -16,6 +16,14 @@
 
 This module defines classes for implementing HTTP servers (Web servers).
 
+Security Considerations
+-----------------------
+
+http.server is meant for demo purposes and does not implement the stringent
+security checks needed of real HTTP server. We do not recommend
+using this module directly in production.
+
+
 One class, :class:`HTTPServer`, is a :class:`socketserver.TCPServer` subclass.
 It creates and listens at the HTTP socket, dispatching the requests to a
 handler.  Code to create and run the server looks like this::



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