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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 6: Incorrect ELContext may be used when PageContext pooling is 'on'
Date Fri, 01 Sep 2006 22:20:13 GMT
Scott Johnson wrote:
> (I tried many times to open a bugzilla bug against Tomcat 6/Jasper, but it 
> never succeeded.  I think this bug is important enough to let you know 
> about it, while bugzilla-admin helps figure out my bugzilla problem.)
> In org.apache.jasper.runtime.PageContextImpl, the release() method does 
> not set the class variable elContext to null.  This can result in the 
> ELContext from any JspApplicationContext to be used, resulting in 
> incorrect EL evaluation.
> For example, if the current JSP page requires a custom EL resolver that 
> was registered in its application, and if the PageContext is gotten from 
> the pool in JspFactoryImpl, then the elContext will not be null (so won't 
> be created) and could therefore be from any other JspApplicationContext.
> Fix:  in PageContextImpl.release()
>         elContext = null;  // very important
>         applicationContext = null;  // less important
> I built the latest code from tc6.0.x/trunk and this problem exists as of 
> this writing - and I didn't see it reported in bugzilla.

applicationContext = null is useless for sure, it gets reset in initialize.


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