[Bro-Dev] [JIRA] (BIT-1400) topic/jsiwek/mime-multipart-boundary-leniency
Jon Siwek (JIRA)
jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Fri May 22 10:08:01 PDT 2015
Jon Siwek created BIT-1400:
Project: Bro Issue Tracker
Issue Type: Problem
Reporter: Jon Siwek
Assignee: Seth Hall
Fix For: 2.4
Seth had a private pcap showing HTTP multipart content using boundary strings containing the '<' and '>' characters which causes HTTP/MIME content parsing to fail. This branch changes it so those characters are allowed (even though not explicitly permitted by the RFC). It feels a bit hacky to me (but so do most changes I've done to HTTP/MIME analyzers), so please review and check if the analysis looks "more correct" now.
I scheduled this for 2.4 because I think Seth mentioned it might be something to try to get fixed in the final release, but it might be better to put it as part of 2.5 -- it's not really a severe bug but more of an oddity from a particular HTTP implementation and Bro's behavior with respect to it hasn't changed anytime recently (i.e. it's not a regression).
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