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bug #27449: Wget: cookies don't handle backslash

Submitter:  Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Submitted:  Mon 14 Sep 2009 09:53:26 PM UTC
Category:  Protocol Issue Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  None Operating System:  None
Reproducibility:  None Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  1.12.x Regression:  No
Work Required:  0 - Hours Patch Included:  None
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Mon 14 Sep 2009 09:53:26 PM UTC, original submission:  

Wget mishandles backslashes in cookies?

If Wget receives a cookie with a value of (quoted) "foo\\bar", it will send it back as (unquoted foo\\bar). That is both an illegal token (tokens aren't allowed to contain backslash), and the wrong value (if they were, it would be foo\bar).

For testing, a simple adjustment of tests/Test-cookies.pm will illuminate the issue.

(It's hard for me to believe this has gone uncaught all this time? But this behavior is also present in Wget 1.11.4 and 1.10.2.)

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>


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