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Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2015 13:53:04 -0800
From: Tim <tim-security@...tinelchicken.org>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Assign CVE for common-collections remote code
 execution on deserialisation flaw


> This is not a vulnerability in the library.  How can this feature allow
> remote code execution if it does not involve any networking at all?
> 
> The root cause is the incorrect use of Java deserialization.  As long as
> you do not fix that, something else on the classpath will serve the role
> of Apache Commons Collections.

Can you elaborate on this last point?  Can you better describe the
root cause, as you see it, and what should have been done differently
by the systems using Apache Commons?

tim

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