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From "Jarek Gawor" <>
Subject Re: basic security review
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2007 21:18:31 GMT

We added a bunch of tests in the last few days but we still need some
help identifying and reviewing the components. Please see the wiki
page (
for latest updates.


On 10/29/07, Jarek Gawor <> wrote:
> A few security problems were discovered in Geronimo in the last few
> months and weeks. Most of them were Geronimo-specific except one.
> Therefore, I think we should spend a little bit of our time to review
> our code and check for potential security problems.
> As the first step, I think we should identify components that make
> security decisions (e.g. LoginModules) or enable access to server
> management and control (e.g. MEJB) or any other components that might
> be important for sever security.
> Once we have a few components identified we can start the review.
> Besides finding and fixing the potential security problems during the
> review we must also ensure that we have decent tests for these
> components that cover a range of inputs. For each problem that we do
> discover, we must write a test case to make sure it never happens
> again. Basically, a problem is not fully addressed until we have a
> test for it.
> For now, I created the following page where we can keep track of the
> components and the review:
> Feel free to update it in any way.
> Opinions? Ideas? Thoughts?
> Jarek

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