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From "Guillaume Nodet (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (KARAF-4199) Privacy Violation: Heap Inspection
Date Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:51:58 GMT

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Guillaume Nodet updated KARAF-4199:
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    Fix Version/s:     (was: 4.0.8)
                       (was: 4.1.0)

> Privacy Violation: Heap Inspection
> ----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: KARAF-4199
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KARAF-4199
>             Project: Karaf
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 4.0.3
>            Reporter: Eduardo Aguinaga
>
> HP Fortify and SciTools Understand were used to perform an application security scan
on the karaf source code.
> The method interactive() in Main.java stores sensitive data in a String object on line
127, making it impossible to reliably purge the data from memory.
> Main.java, lines 120-137:
> {code}
> 120 public String[] interactive(String destination, String name, String instruction,
String[] prompt, boolean[] echo) {
> 121     String[] answers = new String[prompt.length];
> 122     try {
> 123         for (int i = 0; i < prompt.length; i++) {
> 124             if (echo[i]) {
> 125                 answers[i] = console.readLine(prompt[i] + " ");
> 126             } else {
> 127                 answers[i] = new String(console.readPassword(prompt[i] + " "));
> 128             }
> 129             if (answers[i] == null) {
> 130                 return null;
> 131             }
> 132         }
> 133         return answers;
> 134     } catch (IOError e) {
> 135         return null;
> 136     }
> 137 }
> {code}



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