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From "Myrna van Lunteren" <m.v.lunte...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Updated: (DERBY-1507) lang/xmlBinding.java fails with Security Expression
Date Wed, 12 Jul 2006 21:46:59 GMT
On 7/12/06, A B (JIRA) <derby-dev@db.apache.org> wrote:
>     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1507?page=all ]
> A B updated DERBY-1507:
> -----------------------
>    Attachment: d1507_v1.patch
> Attaching a simple patch to disable security manager for lang/xmlBinding.java.  If anyone
has any better alternatives, please let me know.  Otherwise, this is a one-line change so
if someone could commit, that'd be great.

Would this be a situation where a test specific policy file could help?


> > lang/xmlBinding.java fails with Security Expression
> > ---------------------------------------------------
> >
> >          Key: DERBY-1507
> >          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1507
> >      Project: Derby
> >         Type: Bug
> >   Components: Test
> >     Versions:
> >     Reporter: A B
> >     Assignee: A B
> >     Priority: Minor
> >  Attachments: d1507_v1.patch
> >
> > I recently tried to run the lang/xmlBinding.java test and I noticed that the test
fails with a Security Exception:
> > > FAIL: Unexpected exception:
> > > ERROR 2200L: XMLPARSE operand is not an XML document; see next exception for
> > > java.security.AccessControlException: access denied (java.io.FilePermission
{user.dir}/personal.dtd read)
> > >       at java.security.AccessControlContext.checkPermission(AccessControlContext.java(Compiled
> > >       at java.security.AccessController.checkPermission(AccessController.java(Compiled
> > >       at java.lang.SecurityManager.checkPermission(SecurityManager.java(Compiled
> > >       at java.lang.SecurityManager.checkRead(SecurityManager.java(Compiled
> > This failure does not show up in the nightlies because the XML tests are not currently
run as part of derbyall (see DERBY-563, DERBY-567).
> > I looked a this a bit and eventually realized that the test itself has all the permission
it needs, but Xerces, which Derby uses to parse XML documents, does not.  More specifically,
and XML document can include a pointer to a schema document, which Xerces will then try to
read.  In order for that to work the Xerces classes would have to have read permission on
user.dir, but we can't add that permission to the derby_tests.policy file because the Xerces
classes could be in a Xerces jar anywhere on the system, or they could be included the JVM's
own jar (ex. IBM 1.4).  And further, when DERBY-567 is fixed the parser that is used could
vary from JVM to JVM, so it might not be Xerces but some other parser that needs read permission.
> > One workaround would be to grant read FilePermission on {user.dir} to "all" (when
I did that the test ran cleanly), but it seems to me like that would defeat the purpose of
much of the security manager testing.  So until a better
> > option arises, I think the only (or at least, the easiest) option is to just run
this specific test with no security manager.
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