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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: httpd-2.0/server core.c
Date Wed, 31 Oct 2001 18:37:22 GMT
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Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 12:21 PM

> aaron       01/10/31 10:21:53
>   Modified:    server   core.c
>   Log:
>   Fix a big memory leak bug related to arbitrarily large header lines.
>   The core input filter would happily consume all the data you gave it
>   in a header line, looking for that one LF. This patch limits that
>   "getline" functionality to HUGE_STRING_LEN (8192 bytes).

This patch only affected message headers, not message bodies, correct?

If we are trying to consume and discard the POST body to the core handler 
as text, we have done something horribly wrong.  We should simply gobble
it up as binary and ignore it.

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