Feature #859: open-uri doesn't allow redirection to https
open-uri should allow redirects from http to https
Currently open-uri does not allow redirects from http to https. http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/repositories/revision/1?rev=21381 reverts the ability to redirect between http and https with a note that this may compromise security, but as far as I can tell this is only true for https -> http redirects. Redirecting from http -> https should not pose such security problems and could still be allowed. This can be accomplished by allowing https for the destination URL, but not for the source URL:
- def OpenURI.redirectable?(uri1, uri2) # :nodoc:
- # This test is intended to forbid a redirection from http://... to
- # file:///etc/passwd.
- # However this is ad hoc. It should be extensible/configurable.
- uri1.scheme.downcase == uri2.scheme.downcase ||
- (/\A(?:http|ftp)\z/i =~ uri1.scheme && /\A(?:https?|ftp)\z/i =~ uri2.scheme)
I'm seeing this issue with ruby 1.8.7 but the code for ruby 1.9.2 is the same.