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From "Jeremiah Jordan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (CASSANDRA-12301) Privacy VIolation - Heap Inspection
Date Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:26:20 GMT

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Jeremiah Jordan updated CASSANDRA-12301:
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    Reproduced In: 3.0.5
    Fix Version/s:     (was: 3.0.5)

> Privacy VIolation - Heap Inspection
> -----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-12301
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-12301
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Eduardo Aguinaga
>
> Overview:
> In May through June of 2016 a static analysis was performed on version 3.0.5 of the Cassandra
source code. The analysis included an automated analysis using HP Fortify v4.21 SCA and a
manual analysis utilizing SciTools Understand v4. The results of that analysis includes the
issue below.
> Issue:
> In the file SSLTransportFactory.java on lines 72 and 76 a string object is used to store
sensitive data. String objects are immutable and should not be used to store sensitive data.
Sensitive data should be stored in char or byte arrays and the contents of those arrays should
be cleared ASAP. Operations performed on string objects will require that the original object
be copied and the operation be applied in the new copy of the string object. This results
in the likelihood that multiple copies of sensitive data will be present in the heap until
garbage collection takes place.
> The snippet below shows the issue on lines 72 and 76:
> SSLTransportFactory.java, lines 47-81:
> {code:java}
> 47 private String truststore;
> 48 private String truststorePassword;
> 49 private String keystore;
> 50 private String keystorePassword;
> 51 private String protocol;
> 52 private String[] cipherSuites;
> . . .
> 66 @Override
> 67 public void setOptions(Map<String, String> options)
> 68 {
> 69     if (options.containsKey(TRUSTSTORE))
> 70         truststore = options.get(TRUSTSTORE);
> 71     if (options.containsKey(TRUSTSTORE_PASSWORD))
> 72         truststorePassword = options.get(TRUSTSTORE_PASSWORD);
> 73     if (options.containsKey(KEYSTORE))
> 74         keystore = options.get(KEYSTORE);
> 75     if (options.containsKey(KEYSTORE_PASSWORD))
> 76         keystorePassword = options.get(KEYSTORE_PASSWORD);
> 77     if (options.containsKey(PROTOCOL))
> 78         protocol = options.get(PROTOCOL);
> 79     if (options.containsKey(CIPHER_SUITES))
> 80         cipherSuites = options.get(CIPHER_SUITES).split(",");
> 81 }
> {code}



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