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From "ASF subversion and git services (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DERBY-6648) Application code should not be able to call ContextService.getContextOrNull()
Date Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:39:34 GMT

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ASF subversion and git services commented on DERBY-6648:

Commit 1626757 from [~rhillegas] in branch 'code/trunk'
[ https://svn.apache.org/r1626757 ]

DERBY-6648: Grant usederbyinternals permission to the classes directory to fix tests which
don't run against the Derby jar files; commit derby-6648-02-aa-packagePrivateTests.diff.

> Application code should not be able to call ContextService.getContextOrNull()
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DERBY-6648
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-6648
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Services
>    Affects Versions:
>            Reporter: Rick Hillegas
>            Assignee: Rick Hillegas
>         Attachments: derby-6648-01-aa-oneActionList.diff, derby-6648-01-ab-rototill1.diff,
derby-6648-01-ad-rototill1.diff, derby-6648-01-ae-regressionTests.diff, derby-6648-02-aa-packagePrivateTests.diff,
> By calling ContextService.getContextOrNull() (and its relatives), application code can
get its hands on all sorts of internal Derby contexts, factories, and managers. This allows
application code to bypass SQL authorization checks and perform sensitive or data-corrupting
> For instance, right now an application can use this method to get its hands on the language
connection context. From the lcc, the application can get its hands on the data dictionary
and the execution transaction. Armed with those objects, the application can bypass authorization
checks and create schema objects, users, and permissions.
> Only Derby code should be able to call this powerful method.

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