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From "Rene Gielen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (WW-4171) getText methods are not documented as evaluating OGNL
Date Wed, 07 Aug 2013 11:58:48 GMT

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Rene Gielen commented on WW-4171:
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An OGNL PropertyAccessor implementation (not targeted to specific classes, though) might do
the trick.

But this has to be solved to implement such a strategy, yes!
                
> getText methods are not documented as evaluating OGNL
> -----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: WW-4171
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/WW-4171
>             Project: Struts 2
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Documentation
>    Affects Versions: 2.3.15.1
>            Reporter: Coverity Security Research Laboratory
>            Assignee: Lukasz Lenart
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: security
>             Fix For: 2.3.16
>
>
> The methods below evaluate OGNL as their first parameter. However they are not documented
as evaluating OGNL. We have observed this occurring in one project and are contacting the
affected vendors.
> com.opensymphony.xwork2.TextProviderSupport.getText(String, String[])
> com.opensymphony.xwork2.TextProviderSupport.getText(String, List<?>)
> com.opensymphony.xwork2.TextProviderSupport.getText(String)
> These methods are then used by ActionSupport (via its getText methods). None of these
methods are documented as evaluating OGNL either.
> This issue is recommending that all of these methods are documented as evaluating OGNL
since this may come as a surprise to some developers.

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