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From "Hoss Man (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Reopened] (SOLR-2631) PingRequestHandler can infinite loop if called with a qt that points to itsself
Date Sat, 02 Jul 2011 18:36:21 GMT

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Hoss Man reopened SOLR-2631:
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we shouldn't consider tis resolved until we also apply the "work around" provided by Edoardo
to the example and test solrconfig.xml files as well.

that way people who copy them in the future won't get any error at all.

> PingRequestHandler can infinite loop if called with a qt that points to itsself
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SOLR-2631
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-2631
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: search, web gui
>    Affects Versions: 1.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
>            Reporter: Uwe Schindler
>            Assignee: Uwe Schindler
>              Labels: security
>             Fix For: 3.4, 4.0
>
>         Attachments: SOLR-2631.patch
>
>
> We got a security report to private@lucene.apache.org, that Solr can infinite loop, use
100% CPU and stack overflow, if you execute the following HTTP request: 
> - http://localhost:8983/solr/select?qt=/admin/ping
> - http://localhost:8983/solr/admin/ping?qt=/admin/ping
> The qt paramter instructs PingRequestHandler to call the given request handler. This
leads to an infinite loop. This is not an security issue, but for an unprotected Solr server
with unprotected /solr/select path this makes it stop working.
> The fix is to prevent infinite loop by disallowing calling itsself.

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