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Why exception from os.path.exists()?


On Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:47:07 +0300, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:

> Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>:
> 
>> On Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 7:29 PM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net>
>> wrote:
>>>   3. http://localhost:8000/te%00st.html
>>>
>>>      => The server crashes with a ValueError and the TCP connection is
>>>         reset
>>>
>>>
>> Actually, I couldn't even get Chrome to make that request, so it
>> obviously was considered by the browser to be invalid.
> 
> Wow! Why on earth?

It works in Firefox, but Apache truncates the URL:


    Not Found
    The requested URL /te was not found on this server.


instead of te%00st.html

I wonder how many publicly facing web servers can be induced to either 
crash, or serve the wrong content, this way?



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