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From "Michael Glavassevich (JIRA)" <xerces-j-...@xml.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Reopened: (XERCESJ-1398) Supplying document without content-type headers causes entire stream to be buffered in memory, even when using SAX API
Date Thu, 27 May 2010 19:35:36 GMT

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Michael Glavassevich reopened XERCESJ-1398:
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      Assignee: Michael Glavassevich

> Supplying document without content-type headers causes entire stream to be buffered in
memory, even when using SAX API
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: XERCESJ-1398
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/XERCESJ-1398
>             Project: Xerces2-J
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: SAX
>    Affects Versions: 2.9.1
>         Environment: Debian Linux, Sun JDK 1.5.0_20
>            Reporter: Karl Wright
>            Assignee: Michael Glavassevich
>
> If the parser needs to autodetect the encoding of the input stream, it wraps the input
stream using the RewindableInputStream class within XMLEntityManager.  But this class buffers
everything that is read from the stream, even after the autodetection is complete (and no
possibility of rewind being used exists anymore).  It is therefore trivial to submit XML to
xerces2-j which causes an "OutOfMemoryError" exception to be thrown, which could lead to a
denial of service under appropriate conditions.
> The fix I created for this involved adding a method "stopBuffering()" to the RewindableInputStream
class, which shuts off further buffering by that class.  I call this method when the encoding
has been decided upon (i.e. right before createReader is called, everywhere).

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