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From "Jason Brown (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-8113) Gossip should ignore generation numbers too far in the future
Date Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:12:34 GMT

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Jason Brown commented on CASSANDRA-8113:
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+1 to @driftx's fix-it patch 

> Gossip should ignore generation numbers too far in the future
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-8113
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-8113
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Core
>            Reporter: Richard Low
>            Assignee: Jason Brown
>             Fix For: 2.1.1
>
>         Attachments: 8113-v1.txt, 8113-v2.txt, 8113-v3.txt, 8113-v4.txt, 8133-fix.txt
>
>
> If a node sends corrupted gossip, it could set the generation numbers for other nodes
to arbitrarily large values. This is dangerous since one bad node (e.g. with bad memory) could
in theory bring down the cluster. Nodes should refuse to accept generation numbers that are
too far in the future.



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