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From "Maurizio Cucchiara (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (WW-4146) cache attack at OgnlUtil.expressions
Date Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:58:49 GMT

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Maurizio Cucchiara commented on WW-4146:
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So, the Commons implementation doesn't sound as an happy choice.

What about then to keep the ConcurrentMap and disable cache for the request parameters? Such
that the cache cannot be overflowed by a malicious user?
                
> cache attack at  OgnlUtil.expressions
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: WW-4146
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/WW-4146
>             Project: Struts 2
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Expression Language
>    Affects Versions: 2.3.15.1
>            Reporter: bruce liu
>             Fix For: 2.3.17
>
>
> in class com.opensymphony.xwork2.ognl.OgnlUtil, code :
> {code:java}
> tree = expressions.get(expression);
> if (tree == null) {
> 	tree = Ognl.parseExpression(expression);
> 	expressions.putIfAbsent(expression, tree);
> }
> {code}
> every parameter in the request cached in  field expressions  which is an instances of
ConcurrentMap<String, Object>, use parameterName as key. so i construct huge different
parameters that has different name (like  "abc[123],  abc[124]" ), they all cached in  expressions,
this cause outofmemory error, and let map acted like a list .

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