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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 37480] - Log forging possible
Date Sat, 12 Nov 2005 22:17:00 GMT
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markt@apache.org changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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          Component|Catalina                    |Webapps:Examples




------- Additional Comments From markt@apache.org  2005-11-12 23:16 -------
Apart from the example webapp, all code paths listed in this report that exhibit
this issue require that debug level logging is enabled.

Whether or not to encode debug level log messages is a trade off between a low
risk vulnerability - difficult to attack without being spotted(1) and a low
impact(2) - and the risk of causing developer issues when reading debug messages
as well as adding complexity to the logging code.

Having debugged a fair number of i18n issues in Tomcat, I'd much rather have
un-encoded log output.

(1) You don't know which debug logging is turned on where and at what level, the
message may get logged by multiple components with different message formats,
you need to get the timestamp right etc

(2) Could be used to disguise another attack but in itself does not actually do
any harm.


Therefore, I am changing the component for this issue to the examples webapp.

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