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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8075283

incorrect SecurityException spec for Unsafe.getUnsafe

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    • Bug
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • P4
    • 9
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    • core-libs
    • generic
    • generic

    Description

      In Unsafe.java I see:

           * @exception SecurityException if a security manager exists and its
           * <code>checkPropertiesAccess</code> method doesn't allow
           * access to the system properties.
           */
          @CallerSensitive
          public static Unsafe getUnsafe() {
              Class<?> caller = Reflection.getCallerClass();
              if (!VM.isSystemDomainLoader(caller.getClassLoader()))
                  throw new SecurityException("Unsafe");
              return theUnsafe;
          }

      but the spec looks wrong because it doesn't check whether there is a security manager, unlike code elsewhere. And what's up with checkPropertiesAccess?

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            srastogi Shilpi Rastogi (Inactive)
            martin Martin Buchholz
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