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From "Eduardo Aguinaga (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CASSANDRA-12319) Use of Dynamic Class Loading, Use of Externally-Controlled Input to Select Classes or Code
Date Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:34:20 GMT
Eduardo Aguinaga created CASSANDRA-12319:
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             Summary: Use of Dynamic Class Loading, Use of Externally-Controlled Input to
Select Classes or Code
                 Key: CASSANDRA-12319
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-12319
             Project: Cassandra
          Issue Type: Bug
            Reporter: Eduardo Aguinaga
             Fix For: 3.0.5


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:
Dynamically loaded code has the potential to be malicious. The application uses external input
to select which classes or code to use, but it does not sufficiently prevent the input from
selecting improper classes or code.

The snippet below shows the issue which ends on line 63 by instantiating a class by name.

TServerCustomFactory.java, lines 41-73:
{code:java}
41 public TServer buildTServer(TServerFactory.Args args)
42 {
43     TServer server;
44     if (ThriftServer.SYNC.equalsIgnoreCase(serverType))
45     {
46         server = new CustomTThreadPoolServer.Factory().buildTServer(args);
47     }
48     else if(ThriftServer.ASYNC.equalsIgnoreCase(serverType))
49     {
50         server = new CustomTNonBlockingServer.Factory().buildTServer(args);
51         logger.info(String.format("Using non-blocking/asynchronous thrift server on %s
: %s", args.addr.getHostName(), args.addr.getPort()));
52     }
53     else if(ThriftServer.HSHA.equalsIgnoreCase(serverType))
54     {
55         server = new THsHaDisruptorServer.Factory().buildTServer(args);
56         logger.info(String.format("Using custom half-sync/half-async thrift server on %s
: %s", args.addr.getHostName(), args.addr.getPort()));
57     }
58     else
59     {
60         TServerFactory serverFactory;
61         try
62         {
63             serverFactory = (TServerFactory) Class.forName(serverType).newInstance();
64         }
65         catch (Exception e)
66         {
67             throw new RuntimeException("Failed to instantiate server factory:" + serverType,
e);
68         }
69         server = serverFactory.buildTServer(args);
70         logger.info(String.format("Using custom thrift server %s on %s : %s", server.getClass().getName(),
args.addr.getHostName(), args.addr.getPort()));
71     }
72     return server;
73 }
{code}



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