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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:09:55 +1300
From: Amos Jeffries <>
Subject: Re: Re: unassigning CVE-2015-2104

On 6/03/2015 10:42 a.m., wrote:
> We think that the issue reduces to the question of whether it's
> acceptable for urlparse to provide inconsistent information about the
> structure of a URL.
> says:
>    urlparse.urlparse(urlstring[, scheme[, allow_fragments]])
>    Parse a URL into six components, returning a 6-tuple. This
>    corresponds to the general structure of a URL:
>    scheme://netloc/path;parameters?query#fragment.

My 2c ... no it does not.

There are 7 parts in a URL. What is called "netloc" in that description
is actually two fields: [userinfo '@'] authority

The userinfo field is very much alive and well in non-HTTP schemes.

Ignoring the userinfo field leaves implementations open to attacks of
the form:


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