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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject Geronimo 2.0 Release suspended due to security issue found before release
Date Mon, 13 Aug 2007 20:59:05 GMT

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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