(apologies about the premature submission) If a client sets the "Authorization" field to a value that doesn't contain a space, the result is a crash as, for example, here: http://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/ddf890a3-9a61-11dd-a2b3-001cc45a2ce4 That appears to be because Necko expects space between the auth-type (e.g., "Basic" or "Digest") and the credentials. That space does indeed appear to be required by the spec (and is certainly present by convention), but protecting against its absence still seems like a good idea. THe problem appears to be here: http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsblame.cgi?file=mozilla/netwerk/protocol/http/src/nsHttpChannel.cpp&rev=1.333&mark=2152#2152 nsCAutoString buf(Substring(val, strchr(val, ' '))); If the value for the authorization header (val) doesn't contain a space, bad things ensue. I gather the desire is to strip off the auth type (why? to save memory?) but a safer approach might be: const char *space = strchr(val, ' '); nsCAutoString buf(space ? Substring(val, space) : val);
Signature libc-2.6.so@0x6fbcc UUID ddf890a3-9a61-11dd-a2b3-001cc45a2ce4 Time 2008-10-14 19:34:48-07 Uptime 63 Product Firefox Version 3.0.1 Build ID 2008070206 OS Linux OS Version 0.0.0 Linux 126.96.36.199-88.fc7 #1 SMP Thu May 15 00:02:29 EDT 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux CPU x86 CPU Info GenuineIntel family 10 model 15 stepping 6 Crash Reason SIGSEGV Crash Address 0x23dbcc Comments Crashing Thread Frame Module Signature Source 0 libc-2.6.so libc-2.6.so@0x6fbcc 1 libxul.so nsACString_internal::Assign mozilla/xpcom/string/src/nsSubstring.cpp:406 2 libxul.so nsCAutoString::nsCAutoString nsTString.h:530 3 libxul.so nsHttpChannel::StoreAuthorizationMetaData mozilla/netwerk/protocol/http/src/nsHttpChannel.cpp:2152
Created attachment 343363 [details] [diff] [review] recycle code
Comment on attachment 343363 [details] [diff] [review] recycle code This seems like a good patch for the branches as well.
Comment on attachment 343363 [details] [diff] [review] recycle code This needs checkin on trunk and baking, but we'll consider it for the next branch release.
Comment on attachment 343363 [details] [diff] [review] recycle code Please re-request approval after this has landed on trunk.
fixed in changeset 1ba5609a213a
Comment on attachment 343363 [details] [diff] [review] recycle code This needs a testcase (automated for 1.9.0) before we'll take it on the branches.