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(ITS#6008) LDIFReader throws NPE when trying to read an end of stream twice

Full_Name: Art Alliany
Version: CVS HEAD approx 2.4.14
OS: linux
URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
Submission from: (NULL) (

If the end of a LDIF file stream  is reached.  LDIFReader returns a null which
is fine.  The problem is that if the LDIFReader is called again after the end of
stream is reached it throws a NPE as shown below:

	at com.novell.ldap.util.LDIFReader.readRecordFields(LDIFReader.java:333)
	at com.novell.ldap.util.LDIFReader.readMessage(LDIFReader.java:273)

classes in java.io.* return -1 if you invoke them multiple times so invoking
LDIFReader should not throw a null pointer exception if invoked again on a
exhausted stream.

Here is the fix:

I, Art Allisany, hereby place the following modifications to OpenLDAP Software
(and only these modifications) into the public domain. Hence, these
modifications may be freely used and/or redistributed for any purpose with or
without attribution and/or other notice. 

$ diff -u com/novell/ldap/util/LDIFReader.java.old
--- com/novell/ldap/util/LDIFReader.java.old	2009-03-06 02:30:22.000000000
+++ com/novell/ldap/util/LDIFReader.java.new	2009-03-06 02:34:29.000000000
@@ -270,6 +270,12 @@
     public LDAPMessage readMessage()
                 throws IOException, LDAPException
+        if ( this.rFields == null ) { 
+            // end of file has already been reached, this readMessage()
+            // call has been invoked after the end of the 
+            // ldif file has been reached on previous calls to this method
+            return null;
+        }
         readRecordFields();           // read record fields
         if ( this.rFields == null ) { // end of file
             return null;