Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1284968
Reads from file like objects actually only worked for file objects
Last modified: 2016-07-21 13:08:46 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1225212 +++
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1225211 +++
Seems to be present also on RHEL-6 - python-nss-0.16.0-1.el6
Several python-nss functions/methods state they can read their input from either a string or any file like object (e.g. PKCS12Decoder). There is a bug in the common routine used to read the data for these entry points. It only worked for strings and file objects (or derived from the file object class). It fails to work for file like objects that implement the file interface (e.g. StringIO).
We do not plan to fix this issue in RHEL 6.x given where it is at in it's lifecycle. Closing this as WONTFIX.