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From "ASF subversion and git services (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-1986) Validity checks missing for readFields and Thrift deserialization
Date Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:54:10 GMT


ASF subversion and git services commented on ACCUMULO-1986:

Commit a5e3ed3bb249d287d67f9079297ee5936ac2c914 in branch refs/heads/1.5.1-SNAPSHOT from [~ecn]
[;h=a5e3ed3 ]

ACCUMULO-1986 merge to 1.5.1-SNAPSHOT

> Validity checks missing for readFields and Thrift deserialization
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-1986
>                 URL:
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Bill Havanki
>            Assignee: Bill Havanki
>              Labels: serialization, thrift, validation
>             Fix For: 1.4.5
>         Attachments: ACCUMULO-1986.patch, examined-classes.txt
> Classes in (and potentially elsewhere) that support construction from
a Thrift object and/or population from a {{DataInput}} (via a {{readFields()}} method) often
lack data validity checks that the classes' constructors enforce. The missing checks make
it possible for an attacker to create invalid objects by manipulating the bytes being read.
The situation is analogous to the need to check objects deserialized from their Java serialized
form within the {{readObject()}} method.

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