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From DavidSeanTaylor <da...@bluesunrise.com>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Release of Portlet API 2.1.0
Date Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:25:06 GMT
This release is a new version of the Portlet API, addressing a Security CVE. We are changing
one method implementation, 
GenericPortlet.serveResource, to be a no-op out of the box. In 2.0, it provided a default
implementation that could serve any resource 
in the web application. Having it serve resources without the programmer actually implementing
the serveResource method was
considered to be a potential security vulnerability.  

From the 2.1.0 Portlet Specification:

------
PLT.2.6 Changes Introduced with Version 2.1.0

Version 2.1.0 is a maintenance release amending the description of Resource Serving Dispatching
in section PLT.5.4.5.3. 
This change, along with the associated Portlet API version 2.1.0 jar file update, closes a
potential security vulnerability
associated with Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures ID CVE-2015-1926. 

By default the serveResource method in the GenericPortlet class does nothing.

However, if a portlet initialization parameter with the reserved name

“javax.portlet.automaticResourceDispatching” is set to true, the GenericPortlet serveResource
method will attempt to forward 
the request to the resource ID set on the URL triggering the resource request. If no resource
ID is set, the serveResource method does nothing. 
——

Binary Downloads:

https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/portals/portlet-api/binaries/ <https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/portals/portlet-api/binaries/>

Source Downloads:

https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/portals/portlet-api/sources/ <https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/portals/portlet-api/sources/>

Maven:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.portals</groupId>
  <artifactId>portlet-api_2.1.0_spec</artifactId>
  <version>1.0</version>
</dependency>

Javadocs:

http://portals.apache.org/portlet-api/portlet-api-2.1.0/ <http://portals.apache.org/portlet-api/portlet-api-2.1.0/>
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