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  1. JSPWiki
  2. JSPWIKI-129

JSPWIki cannot run under a security manager


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: In Progress
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 2.4.104, 2.6.0, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 2.6.4, 2.8, 2.8.1, 2.8.2, 2.8.3, 2.8.4
    • Fix Version/s: None
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      JSPWiki cannot be used when running a security manager. Containers that run by default with a security manager include Oracle Application Server and Tomcat when run with the '-server' option.

      In all cases, the root cause is the same: the security policy for the container needs to include the Permissions needed to execute JSPWiki. However, full enumeration of the Permissions needed is complicated significantly by the fact that JSPWiki does not compartmentalized privileged calls the way it should. For example, any code in JSPWiki that accesses files should be enclosed by AccessController.doPrivileged() blocks.

      The result of our current approach (or rather, lack of privileged code compartmentalization) means that an effective policy cannot be written.

      This bug is to remind ARJ that he needs to work on this. He is currently writing some diagnostic tools that will make this process easier. However, it's going to take a while...


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                ajaquith Andrew Jaquith
                ajaquith Andrew Jaquith
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