My workplace is doing penetration testing on our Confluence site and the Confluence logs are filling up with these:
-------------------------- Parameters -------------------------- caused by: java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: String index out of range: -1 at java.lang.String.substring(String.java:1937) 2014-01-27 17:26:47,882 ERROR [http-8080-58] [[Catalina].[localhost].[/confluence].[file-server]] log Servlet.service() for servlet file-server threw exception -- url: /confluence/s/en_GB-1988229788/4527/660525579de30883af214a8e1a751cb99357bcff.33/2.2.2.Li4vLi4vLi4vLi4vLi4vLi4vLi4vLi4vLi4vLi4vZXRjL3Bhc3N3ZAAucG5n/_/download/resources | userName: anonymous | referer: http://confluence.example.com:80/confluence/ java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: String index out of range: -1 at java.lang.String.substring(String.java:1937) at java.lang.String.substring(String.java:1904) at com.atlassian.plugin.webresource.SingleDownloadableResourceBuilder.parse(SingleDownloadableResourceBuilder.java:51)
The only way I've found to recover from this is to "kill -9" the tomcat process, and restart the whole thing.
Is there a way to prevent these kinds of malformed URLs from apparently knocking over the server? We haven't yet gotten the full report from the penetration testing, but it sounds like it's going to be a doozy. :-)
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