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From Anita Kulshreshtha <>
Subject Re: Geronimo 2.0 Release suspended due to security issue found before release
Date Mon, 13 Aug 2007 23:28:09 GMT
+1 to option #2


--- Matt Hogstrom <> wrote:

> All,
> Earlier today one of the Geronimo committers discovered a bug in the 
> command line deployer where a null user / password on the deployer  
> command line will allow a user to deploy modules to a 2.0 server.   
> This is an unacceptable security exposure and as such we have  
> abandoned the release of Geronimo 2.0.
> Donald Woods is going to open a JIRA for this issue and Hernan will  
> create a news item on our web page.
> At this point we need to discuss how to move forward with a 2.0
> release.
> I think we should delete the tags/2.0.0 entry and replace it with a  
> text file that notes the svn rev of the tree before deletion.  The  
> purpose of this is to avoid anyone from picking up that source tree  
> and using it to build a server with a known security exposure.   
> Unless there is disagreement I'd like to do that tomorrow allowing  
> some time for discussion.  We can always put it back.
> There are several options for the 2.0 release:
> 1. Use the branches/2.0 to spin up a new release as 2.0.1.
>    If we do this there are a number of fixes that need to be  
> verified, We'd need to close out the SNAPSHOT releases again, or at  
> least revisit them.
>    Respin and re-tck a new release.
> 2. Take the tags/2.0.0 to create a branches/2.0.1
>    This would mean that we need to update branches/2.0 to
> 2.0.2-SNAPSHOT
>    Copy the existing tag over and apply the security fixes.  Repsin  
> and release.
> Personally, I vote for option 2.  Based on my experience, closing out
> the SNAPSHOTs is and introducing little changes will cause us to  
> restart the release process.
> I'd like to hear other people's input but having done the release  
> several times option 2 is the fastest.  I think option 1 will cause  
> us to not release until September.

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