RFR: 8300140: ZipFile.isSignatureRelated returns true for files in META-INF subdirectories [v6]

Weijun Wang weijun at openjdk.org
Tue Jan 17 16:49:23 UTC 2023

On Sat, 14 Jan 2023 12:02:11 GMT, Eirik Bjorsnos <duke at openjdk.org> wrote:

>> src/java.base/share/classes/java/util/zip/ZipFile.java line 1748:
>>> 1746:                 .isBlockOrSF(new String(name, off, len, UTF_8.INSTANCE)
>>> 1747:                     .toUpperCase(Locale.ENGLISH)));
>>> 1748: 
>> How about updating `SignatureFileVerifier.isBlockOrSF` so that it only returns true for files inside `META-INF/`. This way it's consistent to this method.
> I started there, but ran into some problems:
> SignatureFileVerifier.isSigningRelated calls isBlockOrSF, but it removes the "META-INF/" prefix from the path first. So we can't assume that input to isBlockOrSF is the full path.
> I could update SignatureFileVerifier.isSigningRelated to send the full path, but we still have another problem:
> JarSigner.sign0 puts META-INF/ files in a vector, such that it can output them first. We want to update this method such that it outputs only files which live directly in META-INF/ first. So we still need to check for "directness" outside isBlockOrSF.
> isBlockOrSF has 8 call sites, most of them in security sensitive and tricky code. In the end, I felt safer leaving isBlockOrSF alone and just fix the bug-relevant call sites instead. Also, being a new contributor to security-dev, I wanted to keep the PR relatively simple and easy to review.

In almost every call to `isBlockOrSF`, there is already an `isInMetaInf` (or equivalent) call right before it so it's always safe. The only exception is in `jarsigner`'s `verifyJar` method:

                    hasSignature = hasSignature
                            || SignatureFileVerifier.isBlockOrSF(name);

and it makes a subtle difference. The `unrelated-signature-files-modified.jar` your test created has SF/block files inside a sub-directory. Try verifying it with jarsigner. Here `hasSignature` is true but the SF/block is not considered signature-related, an error message will show `Signature is either not parsable or not verifiable`. If `isBlockOrSF` is modified to return false, it will be simply `jar is unsigned`.


PR: https://git.openjdk.org/jdk/pull/11976

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