Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#741 closed defect (fixed)

Session unpickler is not fault tolerant

Reported by: django@… Owned by: adrian
Component: Core (Other) Version:
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:


Sessions store Python objects via pickle. Currently unpickling errors are not handled.

For example, if a client visits a site and a class instance is pickled into their session and then they later return to the site after the definition of that class has been removed or changed an ImportError may be thrown. Unpickling can potentially cause a whole range of Exceptions including UnpicklingError, AttributeError, EOFError, ImportError, and IndexError.

Probably it would be reasonable to use a broad try/except block and generate a new session if the session cannot be unpickled.

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by adrian

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In [1099]) Fixed #741 -- Made models.core.Session.get_decoded() fault-tolerant, in case of funky pickled data. Thanks, kieranholland

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