Bug 1035232 - [CCC] (6.3) EAP Domain mode is not working properly with Security manager
Summary: [CCC] (6.3) EAP Domain mode is not working properly with Security manager
Alias: None
Product: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6
Classification: JBoss
Component: Domain Management
Version: 6.2.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: DR0
: EAP 6.3.0
Assignee: Brian Stansberry
QA Contact: Petr Kremensky
Lucas Costi
Depends On:
Blocks: 1036618 1040480 1044394 1053404
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Reported: 2013-11-27 11:00 UTC by Josef Cacek
Modified: 2014-07-21 03:15 UTC (History)
13 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
In previous versions of JBoss EAP 6, servers in a managed domain would not launch successfully if they were configured to use a Java Security Manager without specifying the classname of the Security Manager. For example, this is commonly done when using the default Security Manager by specifying `-Djava.security.manager` in either` domain.conf` or as a command line parameter. This issue occurred because a system property without a value was passed by Host Controllers to their managed servers with the value of `true`. This meant that the servers would incorrectly attempt to use a Java Security Manager with the classname of `true`. This issue has been fixed in this release by adding extra checks for host controller system properties so that a system property is passed to the managed servers correctly. As a result, using a managed domain and using the default Security Manager by specifying `-Djava.security.manager` should function as expected.
Clone Of:
: 1117290 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2014-06-28 15:26:29 UTC
Type: Bug
brian.stansberry: needinfo-

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Description Josef Cacek 2013-11-27 11:00:55 UTC
Process described in the Security Guide and Administration guide doesn't enable security manager for domain mode.

The problem is caused by missing arguments in PROCESS_CONTROLLER_JAVA_OPTS and HOST_CONTROLLER_JAVA_OPTS which don't take  a new line added at the end of domain.conf into account.

If the security manager is configured for a host controller (i.e. -Djava.security.manager used in HOST_CONTROLLER_JAVA_OPTS), then the domain doesn't start.

Log file contains:
09:12:58,931 INFO  [org.jboss.as.process.Server:server-one.status] (ProcessController-threads - 3) JBAS012017: Starting process 'Server:server-one'
[Server:server-one] Error occurred during initialization of VM
[Server:server-one] java.lang.InternalError: Could not create SecurityManager: true
[Server:server-one]         at sun.misc.Launcher.<init>(Launcher.java:106)
[Server:server-one]         at sun.misc.Launcher.<clinit>(Launcher.java:57)
[Server:server-one]         at java.lang.ClassLoader.initSystemClassLoader(ClassLoader.java:1489)
[Server:server-one]         at java.lang.ClassLoader.getSystemClassLoader(ClassLoader.java:1474)
09:12:59,045 INFO  [org.jboss.as.process.Server:server-one.status] (reaper for Server:server-one) JBAS012010: Process 'Server:server-one' finished with an exit status of 1

Steps to reproduce:
1. create /tmp/ permit.policy file with content:
grant {
   permission java.security.AllPermission;
2. add following line at the beginning of domain.conf:
JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -Djava.security.manager -Djava.security.policy==/tmp/permit.policy -Djava.security.debug=failure"
3. run ./domain.sh

Comment 1 JBoss JIRA Server 2013-11-27 14:08:43 UTC
Darran Lofthouse <darran.lofthouse@jboss.com> made a comment on jira WFLY-2585

In addition to the access control related changes thoroughly check additional places where the current AccessControlContext is obtained within a PriviledgedAction.

Some places may want a clean AccessControlContext that looses the information about the caller, others may genuinely want the current AccessControlContext but instead accidentally replace it.

Comment 2 JBoss JIRA Server 2013-11-27 18:13:47 UTC
Darran Lofthouse <darran.lofthouse@jboss.com> updated the status of jira WFLY-2585 to Coding In Progress

Comment 5 Brian Stansberry 2013-11-27 21:25:49 UTC
I filed https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1035477 for the incorrect documentation advising setting JAVA_OPTS at the end of domain.conf.

Comment 6 Brian Stansberry 2013-11-27 21:44:35 UTC
I found it.

The propagation of system properties from the command line / scripts through the PC/HC and to the server process launch is resulting in:




The latter fails.

So this is unrelated to the WFLY-2585 issue.

Comment 7 Brian Stansberry 2013-11-28 00:29:51 UTC
Note that -Djava.security.policy==/tmp/permit.policy needs to have one '=' removed or you'll get failures.

Comment 9 Josef Cacek 2013-11-28 07:02:24 UTC
Two equal signs '==' is a valid syntax for setting a policy file.

The documentation says:

If you use

    java -Djava.security.manager -Djava.security.policy==someURL SomeApp
(note the double equals) then just the specified policy file will be used; all the ones indicated in the security properties file will be ignored.

cf. http://docs.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/security/PolicyFiles.html

Comment 10 Kabir Khan 2013-11-28 12:43:16 UTC
https://github.com/jbossas/jboss-eap/pull/715 replaces 714, and fixes the double '=' case.

Comment 16 Ondrej Lukas 2014-02-26 09:48:24 UTC
Verified on EAP 6.3.0.DR0.

Comment 19 Scott Mumford 2014-05-14 02:28:33 UTC
Minor edits to release notes text

Comment 21 Brian Stansberry 2014-07-07 13:56:59 UTC
Josef: See Scott Mumford's request above. I did not make this private and don't know if the setting should be cleared or not.

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