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From Davide Giannella <dav...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache Jackrabbit 2.8.1 released
Date Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:37:00 GMT
The Apache Jackrabbit community is pleased to announce the release of
Apache Jackrabbit Oak ${version}. The release is available for download at:

  http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

See the full release notes below for details about this release.

Release Notes -- Apache Jackrabbit -- Version 2.8.1

Introduction
------------

This is Apache Jackrabbit(TM) 2.8.1, a fully compliant implementation of the
Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as
specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).

Apache Jackrabbit 2.8.1 is a patch release that contains fixes and
improvements over Jackrabbit 2.8. Jackrabbit 2.8.x releases are considered
stable and targeted for production use.

Security advisory (JCR-3883 / CVE-2015-1833)
--------------------------------------------

This release fixes an important security issue in the jackrabbit-webdav
module
reported by Mikhail Egorov.

When processing a WebDAV request body containing XML, the XML parser can be
instructed to read content from network resources accessible to the host,
identified by URI schemes such as "http(s)" or  "file". Depending on the
WebDAV request, this can not only be used to trigger internal network
requests, but might also be used to insert said content into the request,
potentially exposing it to the attacker and others (for instance, by
inserting
said content in a WebDAV property value using a PROPPATCH request). See also
IETF RFC 4918, Section 20.6.

Users of the jackrabbit-webdav module are advised to immediately update the
module to this release or disable WebDAV access to the repository.

Changes since Jackrabbit 2.8.0
------------------------------

Improvements

  [JCR-3777] Add simple allow/deny/clear convenience methods to
AccessControlUtils
  [JCR-3782] Backport OAK-1612, OAK-1615, OAK-1616
  [JCR-3810] StreamWrapper can attempt to reset other types of InputStreams
  [JCR-3818] Use SimpleFSDirectory by default
  [JCR-3826] AbstractPrincipalProvider cachesize is not configurable

Bug fixes

  [JCR-3783] Deadlock due to IOException in
WorkspaceUpdateChannel.updatePrepared()
  [JCR-3784] ReplacePropertyWhileOthersReadTest fails when run with
ConcurrentTestSuite
  [JCR-3789] AccessControlUtils.clear should not retrieve applicable
policies
  [JCR-3790] timing related TokenProviderTest failures
  [JCR-3796] TokenProvider.createToken is case sensitive
  [JCR-3798] NPE while building path in lucene index consistency checker
  [JCR-3809] ConnectionHelper swallows exception when it fails to reset
binary streams after a failed SQL statement execution
  [JCR-3811] AppendRecord should allow reattempting database insertions
of journal records should the initial attempt fail
  [JCR-3814] IllegalStateException in LockManager#unlock
  [JCR-3821] SeededSecureRandom thread can prevent Jackrabbit from
shutting down
  [JCR-3840] NodeTypeDefDiff does not take same-name child type
definitions into account
  [JCR-3850] RepositoryStartupServlet constructs FileStore incorrectly
  [JCR-3871] POI Vulnerabilities
  [JCR-3883] Jackrabbit WebDAV bundle susceptible to XXE/XEE attack
(CVE-2015-1833)

In addition to the above-mentioned changes, this release contains
all the changes included up to the Apache Jackrabbit 2.8.0 release.

For more detailed information about all the changes in this and other
Jackrabbit releases, please see the Jackrabbit issue tracker at

    https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCR

Release Contents
----------------

This release consists of a single source archive packaged as a zip file.
The archive can be unpacked with the jar tool from your JDK installation.
See the README.txt file for instructions on how to build this release.

The source archive is accompanied by SHA1 and MD5 checksums and a PGP
signature that you can use to verify the authenticity of your download.
The public key used for the PGP signature can be found at
https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/jackrabbit/dist/KEYS.

About Apache Jackrabbit
-----------------------

Apache Jackrabbit is a fully conforming implementation of the Content
Repository for Java Technology API (JCR). A content repository is a
hierarchical content store with support for structured and unstructured
content, full text search, versioning, transactions, observation, and
more.

For more information, visit http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation
------------------------------------

Established in 1999, The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational,
legal, and financial support for more than 140 freely-available,
collaboratively-developed Open Source projects. The pragmatic Apache License
enables individual and commercial users to easily deploy Apache software;
the Foundation's intellectual property framework limits the legal exposure
of its 3,800+ contributors.

For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/

Trademarks
----------

Apache Jackrabbit, Jackrabbit, Apache, the Apache feather logo, and the
Apache
Jackrabbit project logo are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation.




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