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Bug 160418 - Error in RHEL3-U4-errata python python-2.2-xmlfix.patch
Summary: Error in RHEL3-U4-errata python python-2.2-xmlfix.patch
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: python
Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mihai Ibanescu
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Whiteboard: RHEL3U7NAK
Depends On:
Blocks: 170417
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-14 23:34 UTC by Dan Williams
Modified: 2013-04-12 17:16 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHSA-2006-0713
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-10-09 21:54:06 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2006:0713 high SHIPPED_LIVE Important: python security update 2006-10-09 21:54:04 UTC

Description Dan Williams 2005-06-14 23:34:04 UTC
In the RHEL3-U4-errata version of python that got pushed out, there's a small
error in python-2.2-xmlfix.patch that causes python XMLRPC servers to reject all
method calls, which means the XMLRPC server us pretty much useless.  The actual
error/traceback is covered up by the try/except block.

--- 161,168 ----
                          func = _resolve_dotted_attribute(
!                             method,
!                             self.allow_dotted_names
                      except AttributeError:

This comes from SimpleXMLRPCRequestHandler._dispatch() method, but
SimpleXMLRPCRequestHandler doesn't have the "allow_dotted_names" variable. 
SimpelXMLRPCServer does.  So the correct fix is:

--- 161,168 ----
                          func = _resolve_dotted_attribute(
!                             method,
!                             self.server.allow_dotted_names
                      except AttributeError:

(self.allow_dotted_names -> self.server.allow_dotted_names)

Comment 1 Dan Williams 2005-06-14 23:37:29 UTC
The error you get when you remove the try/except block is to see what's really
happening is:

xmlrpclib.Fault: <Fault 1: "exceptions.AttributeError:SimpleXMLRPCRequestHandler
instance has no attribute 'allow_dotted_names'">

Comment 11 Mihai Ibanescu 2006-08-16 12:49:23 UTC
*** Bug 202713 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 21 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-10-09 21:54:07 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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