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From André Warnier ...@ice-sa.com>
Subject Re: Static resource mapping in web.xml
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2011 15:21:03 GMT
falvarez@geocom.com.uy wrote:
...

> 
> Invoker: I know it is bad (even more than the overlord), probably don't know
> how bad or the impact it has in usage, but for now it works.
> 
> I've read some about it, but never could really understand the problems it
> brings.
> 
http://wiki.apache.org/tomcat/FAQ/Miscellaneous#Q3

Basically, unless you are very very careful, it allows anyone, through a carefully crafted

request URL, to invoke this nasty class in this nasty jar, which does a "rm -r /*" or a 
"cat /etc/my/secret/file" or whatever else is really nasty.

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