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From "Florian Holeczek (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (JSPWIKI-129) JSPWIki cannot run under a security manager
Date Fri, 16 Sep 2011 11:54:09 GMT


Florian Holeczek updated JSPWIKI-129:

    Affects Version/s: 2.6.2

updated affected versions

> JSPWIki cannot run under a security manager
> -------------------------------------------
>                 Key: JSPWIKI-129
>                 URL:
>             Project: JSPWiki
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Authentication&Authorization
>    Affects Versions: 2.4.104, 2.6.0, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 2.6.4, 2.8, 2.8.1, 2.8.2, 2.8.3,
>         Environment: All
>            Reporter: Andrew Jaquith
>            Assignee: Andrew Jaquith
> JSPWiki cannot be used when running a security manager. Containers that run by default
with a security manager include Oracle Application Server and Tomcat when run with the '-server'
> In all cases, the root cause is the same: the security policy for the container needs
to include the Permissions needed to execute JSPWiki. However, full enumeration of the Permissions
needed is complicated significantly by the fact that JSPWiki does not compartmentalized privileged
calls the way it should. For example, any code in JSPWiki that accesses files should be enclosed
by AccessController.doPrivileged() blocks.
> The result of our current approach (or rather, lack of privileged code compartmentalization)
means that an effective policy cannot be written.
> This bug is to remind ARJ that he needs to work on this. He is currently writing some
diagnostic tools that will make this process easier. However, it's going to take a while...

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