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From "Andrew Purtell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HBASE-13294) Fix the critical ancient loopholes in security testing infrastructure.
Date Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:37:53 GMT

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Andrew Purtell updated HBASE-13294:
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    Attachment: HBASE-13294-branch-1.0.patch

Oops, botched the branch-1.0 file extension. Reattach for QA

While glancing at the diff to see if I botched the branch-1.0 patch I noticed we are removing
TestAccessController#testPreCompactSelection. Was this an intended change?

> Fix the critical ancient loopholes in security testing infrastructure.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-13294
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-13294
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Srikanth Srungarapu
>            Assignee: Srikanth Srungarapu
>             Fix For: 2.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.1.0, 0.98.12
>
>         Attachments: HBASE-13294-0.98.patch, HBASE-13294-0.98.patch, HBASE-13294-branch-1.0.patch,
HBASE-13294-branch-1.patch, HBASE-13294-branch-1.patch, HBASE-13294.patch, HBASE-13294_v2.patch,
HBASE-13294_v3.patch, HBASE-13294_v3.patch, HBASE-13294_v4.patch, HBASE-13294_v5.patch, HBASE-13294_v6.patch,
HBASE-13294_v6.patch
>
>
> Unfortunately, the "verifyDenied" method doesn't fail when action parameter returns null.
The relevant code snippet
> {code}
> try {
>         Object obj = user.runAs(action);
>         if (requireException) {
>           fail("Expected exception was not thrown for user '" + user.getShortName() +
"'");
>         }
>         if (obj != null && obj instanceof List<?>) {
>           List<?> results = (List<?>) obj;
>           if (results != null && !results.isEmpty()) {
>             fail("Unexpected results for user '" + user.getShortName() + "'");
>           }
>         }
>       }
> {code}
> As you can see, when obj is null, it returns silently. 
> Fixing this issue has uncovered another major bug. While constructing actions, we're
using TEST_UTIL.getConnection(), which replaces the "doAs" user with the user who initiated
the connection. I really am grateful to [~mbertozzi] without whom debugging this would have
been a nightmare. 
> Now, fixing these two issues have uncovered more issues in our tests :). The main one
is we're allowing the table owner to truncate table in code. But, in test, we're not allowing
him. We should either remove the code that allows owner or document that the table owner can
truncate table.
> The other minor issues include granting permissions to namespace, but checking whether
user was able to access tables inside other namespace.  
> That's it, folks! 



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