Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 654678
rpclib.py is missing _strip_characters function and call
Last modified: 2012-06-14 16:55:24 EDT
Description of problem:
recent update to rhnlib and up2date to handle non-ascii character is missing the code in rpclib.py used in the rhel5 & rhel6 versions which ensures all non-xml compliant characters are removed from from messages prior to transmission.
this shortcoming means control characters and the like can reach the satellite and cause registration failures.
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the changes are in svn, we will need just to build new package.
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Due to an error in one of the previous update, rhnlib did not remove control characters from the XML-RPC communication during a registration to Red Hat Network or Red Hat Network Satellite Server. With this update, this error has been fixed, and such characters are now stripped as expected.