[xmlsec] Bug report

Aleksey Sanin aleksey at aleksey.com
Mon Apr 7 08:21:20 PDT 2003

Yes, you are right. It's a bug :( Thanks for report! Fixed and commited 
in both
tip and XMLSEC_0_0_X_BRANCH

Thanks again,

Jesse Pelton wrote:

>xmlSecKeyReadBinaryFile() in the 0.1.1 version of keys.c uses fopen to open
>a binary file. The file mode is specified as "r", which seems to be fine for
>POSIX-compliant systems, but some non-POSIX systems (like Windows) support a
>text/binary switch as specified in ISO C. Such systems may default to text
>mode, in which case reads will terminate when an end-of-file character is
>encountered, and end-of-line sequences may be transformed when read.
>Since the text/binary switch is part of ISO C, compliant systems that don't
>support it flag must ignore it.  BSD, Solaris, and Linux man pages for
>fopen() indicate that they do so. I don't know about other operating
>That's the case for the change. The change itself is simple: the fopen()
>mode parameter in xmlSecKeyReadBinaryFile() needs to change from "r" to
>"rb". (That's line 783 of r1.44 according to bonsai.)
>xmlSecOpenSSLAppPkcs12Load() probably also needs a similar change.
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