Uploaded image for project: 'Traffic Server'
  1. Traffic Server
  2. TS-4155

HTTP header parse should error on LF field terminator

    XMLWordPrintableJSON

    Details

    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: HTTP
    • Labels:

      Description

      If an HTTP request header terminates one of the fields with just a line feed ATS will parse it as if the header terminated at the end of the previous line. I think I understand why this was done but in my opinion that is obsolete and ATS should instead generate a parse error. Such a request in my reading clearly violates the HTTP specification and should therefore generate a parse error. Another option is to treat the line feed as a proper line terminator which, while I think would be better than the current behavior would still be wrong. General usage has advanced sufficiently that ATS should require properly formatted request headers.

        Attachments

          Activity

            People

            • Assignee:
              amc Alan M. Carroll
              Reporter:
              amc Alan M. Carroll
            • Votes:
              0 Vote for this issue
              Watchers:
              2 Start watching this issue

              Dates

              • Created:
                Updated:
                Resolved: