The Apache Jackrabbit community is pleased to announce the release of
Apache Jackrabbit 2.4.6. The release is available for download at:

See the full release notes below for details about this release:

Release Notes -- Apache Jackrabbit -- Version 2.4.6


This is Apache Jackrabbit(TM) 2.4, a fully compliant implementation of the
Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as
specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).

Apache Jackrabbit 2.4.6 is patch release that contains fixes and
improvements over Jackrabbit 2.4.5. This release also contain security fixes
for Jackrabbit 2.4.5 and earlier. Jackrabbit 2.4.x releases are considered
stable and targeted for production use.

Security advisory (JCR-3883 / CVE-2015-1833)

This release fixes an important security issue in the jackrabbit-webdav module
reported by Mikhail Egorov.

When processing a WebDAV request body containing XML, the XML parser can be
instructed to read content from network resources accessible to the host,
identified by URI schemes such as "http(s)" or  "file". Depending on the
WebDAV request, this can not only be used to trigger internal network
requests, but might also be used to insert said content into the request,
potentially exposing it to the attacker and others (for instance, by inserting
said content in a WebDAV property value using a PROPPATCH request). See also
IETF RFC 4918, Section 20.6.

Users of the jackrabbit-webdav module are advised to immediately update the
module to this release or disable WebDAV access to the repository.

Changes since Jackrabbit 2.4.5


[JCR-3364] - Moving of nodes requires read access to all parent nodes of the destination node
    [JCR-3518] - Build fails on Mac OS + JDK 7
[JCR-3603] - Index aggreate with property include does not speed up order by
    [JCR-3710] - occasional test failures in TokenBasedAuthenticationTest
[JCR-3711] - RepositoryChecker versioning cleanup may leave repaired node in invalid type state [JCR-3761] - TokenInfo#resetExpiration always fails with ConstraintViolationException
    [JCR-3790] - timing related TokenProviderTest failures
[JCR-3883] - Jackrabbit WebDAV bundle susceptible to XXE/XEE attack (CVE-2015-1833)
    [JCR-3909] - CSRF bug in Jackrabbit-Webdav
[JCR-3949] - occasional test failure in RepositoryConfigTest.testAutomaticClusterNodeIdCreation()
    [JCR-3950] - XSS in DirListingExportHandler
    [JCR-4009] - CSRF in Jackrabbit-Webdav (CVE-2016-6801)


    [JCR-3405] - Improvements to user management implementation
    [JCR-3687] - Backport improvements made to token based auth in OAK
    [JCR-3826] - AbstractPrincipalProvider cachesize is not configurable

In addition to the above-mentioned changes, this release contains
all the changes included up to the Apache Jackrabbit 2.4.5 release.

For more detailed information about all the changes in this and other
Jackrabbit releases, please see the Jackrabbit issue tracker at

Release Contents

This release consists of a single source archive packaged as a zip file.
The archive can be unpacked with the jar tool from your JDK installation.
See the README.txt file for instructions on how to build this release.

The source archive is accompanied by SHA1 and MD5 checksums and a PGP
signature that you can use to verify the authenticity of your download.
The public key used for the PGP signature can be found at

About Apache Jackrabbit

Apache Jackrabbit is a fully conforming implementation of the Content
Repository for Java Technology API (JCR). A content repository is a
hierarchical content store with support for structured and unstructured
content, full text search, versioning, transactions, observation, and

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