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From Martin Kraemer <>
Subject [PATCH] proxy/ajp_header.c: Fix header detection
Date Thu, 30 Aug 2007 10:55:40 GMT

While looking at ajp_header.c, I realized that its method of parsing
the header line tokens is flakey: it uses memcmp() to check, e.g.,
whether the header token is "Accept-Charset:", by uppercasing the
token name (-> "ACCEPT-CHARSET"), then compares the initial "ACCEPT-"
prefix, and then tests:
	if (memcmp(p, "CHARSET", 7) == 0) return SC_ACCEPT_CHARSET;
but does not verify that the end of the token has been reached.

Thus, a header
  Accept-CharsetXXX-Blah: utf-8
would be mistaken for an "Accept-Charset: utf-8".

Same goes for a couple of other header names.
The patch replaces the memcmp by a strcmp to check for the trailing
NIL character, too.

Also, IMO it is better to replace memcmp by strncasecmp in the test
-        if (memcmp(stringname, "Content-Type", 12) == 0) {
+        if (strncasecmp(stringname, "Content-Type", 12) == 0) {


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