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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Question on commons-collectionsdependencies
- From: "Carl Anderson" <ccc@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 23:09:37 -0500
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First, org.apache.commons.collections is in Orbit, so there may be other teams affected by this possible exploit. We're working to get the "fixed" version - 3.2.2 - into Orbit. Second, WTP is in the process of determining how to handle this issue- you can follow https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=482134 if you want to see how we decide to proceed.
Part of the issue is that any adopter that extends Dali has the potential to deserialize persisted objects- we can't control what adopters do... but we can reduce/eliminate the possibility that a security hole can be exploited.
- Carl Anderson
WTP Releng project lead
Rob Stryker ---11/16/2015 05:17:37 PM---Hi All: You may have seen the recent news about deserializing random streams via
From: Rob Stryker <rstryker@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 11/16/2015 05:17 PM
Subject: [cross-project-issues-dev] Question on commons-collections dependencies
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You may have seen the recent news about deserializing random streams via
commons-collections  and how this can lead to remote exploits.
While it seems pretty unlikely that eclipse is vulnerable to this, it's
worth noting that commons-collections is a requirement of
org.eclipse.jpt.jpa, and possibly other bundles in various distributions.
I may be misunderstanding the issue, but as I understand it, simply
having the jar on the classpath isn't enough to exploit. Instead, you
must actually be either 1) using the library to deserialize some
persisted (untrusted) java object, or 2) be exposing ports and accepting
arbitrary serialized data and then deserializing it.
So the question is, do any eclipse distributions (classic, jee, etc)
have any reason to open ports and accept remote connections and blindly
deserialize the data?
- Rob Stryker
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