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  1. IvyDE
  2. IVYDE-354

xml bomb in workspace causes hang in Ivy code during Search or Synchronize operations



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.2.0.final
    • Fix Version/s: master
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      My Eclipse workspace contains a number of XML file test cases for various projects. These include several with examples of "XML bombs" / Billion laugh attacks. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billion_laughs for an example.

      These did not cause an issue for Eclipse until I installed IvyDE. I now get hangs during workspace searches and SVN synchronize operations when they hit these files. This is easiest to reproduce by doing a full workspace text search.

      IvyDE implements its own subclasses of XMLContentDescriber, which perform a full SAX parse of the XML file. Looking at other Eclipse plugins in this area, it seems there is support for identifying the root element provided by XMLRootElementContentDescriber2. Switching to this does not exhibit the same issues (presumably down to their XML parser configuration). I've attached a sample patch. My patch doesn't delete the Ivy(File|Settings)ContentDescriber classes, which are no longer used.

      This does involve a behaviour change in that it only recognises ivy files by the root XML element. Are there valid IvyDE uses for ivy-module / ivy-settings files that are embedded in other XML elements?

      Example trace:

      "Worker-11" prio=10 tid=0x09983c00 nid=0x7c1c runnable [0x5feb8000]
      java.lang.Thread.State: RUNNABLE
      at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLEntityScanner.scanContent(Unknown Source)
      at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.scanContent(Unknown Source)
      at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl$FragmentContentDispatcher.dispatch(Unknown Source)
      at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.scanDocument(Unknown Source)
      at org.apache.xerces.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(Unknown Source)
      at org.apache.xerces.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(Unknown Source)
      at org.apache.xerces.parsers.XMLParser.parse(Unknown Source)
      at org.apache.xerces.parsers.AbstractSAXParser.parse(Unknown Source)
      at org.apache.xerces.jaxp.SAXParserImpl$JAXPSAXParser.parse(Unknown Source)
      at org.apache.xerces.jaxp.SAXParserImpl.parse(Unknown Source)
      at org.apache.ivyde.internal.eclipse.XMLHelper.parse(XMLHelper.java:76)
      at org.apache.ivyde.internal.eclipse.ui.editors.IvyFileContentDescriber.checkCriteria(IvyFileContentDescriber.java:70)
      at org.apache.ivyde.internal.eclipse.ui.editors.IvyFileContentDescriber.describe(IvyFileContentDescriber.java:53)
      at org.eclipse.core.internal.content.ContentTypeCatalog.describe(ContentTypeCatalog.java:218)


        1. content-type.patch
          1.0 kB
          Matt Hillsdon



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              hibou Nicolas Lalevée
              matthillsdon Matt Hillsdon
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