[ZOPE] using re.compile(...) raises an HTTP401 (basic authencication) ??????

Bill Anderson bill at libc.org
Mon May 7 17:36:11 CEST 2001


In article <9crcjp$7ko$1 at news2.isdnet.net>, "Gilles Lenfant"
<glenfant.nospam at bigfoot.com> wrote:

> Many thanks M. Penfold...
> 
> But... curious behaviour, I don't see what kind of security issue may
> raise from the re package. It does not play with OS features AFAIK.

re can use quite  abit of CPU. Imagine a server with users placing re
using scirpts abou tthe place, and them being called frequently. it can
get pretty hairy.

Bill



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