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From "Andrew McIntyre (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-622) sysinfo incorrectly requires permission on Derby jar files
Date Thu, 16 Mar 2006 00:13:58 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-622?page=comments#action_12370619 ] 

Andrew McIntyre commented on DERBY-622:
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Hi Myrna, that output is unusual, it implies to me that getResourceAsStream is returning null
for most of the info properties files. I'll take a closer look at this patch tomorrow.

> sysinfo incorrectly requires permission on Derby jar files
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: DERBY-622
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-622
>      Project: Derby
>         Type: Bug
>   Components: Security, Tools
>     Versions: 10.2.0.0
>     Reporter: Daniel John Debrunner
>     Priority: Minor
>      Fix For: 10.2.0.0
>  Attachments: DERBY-622_step1.diff
>
> Running the test derbynet/sysinfo.java requires this permission in derby_tests.policy,
in order to read the jar files.
> permission java.io.FilePermission "${csinfo.codedir}${/}*", "read"
> But according to the Java security specs:
> 'Note: code can always read a file from the same directory it's in (or a subdirectory
of that directory); it does not need explicit permission to do so.'
> Probably means a privileged block is required when accessing the contents of the jar
files in sysinfo

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