[Bug libgcj/20047] New: runtime 'protected' access checks

tromey at gcc dot gnu dot org gcc-bugzilla@gcc.gnu.org
Fri Feb 18 14:02:00 GMT 2005

Various jvm opcodes such as "invokespecial" and "getfield"
have runtime restrictions on access to protected members.
For instance, when using getfield, the object reference must
be the current class or a subclass of it.
These access checks are not currently performed.  They should be.
In some cases it may be possible to determine this statically,
or to treat it as equivalent to a runtime type assertion.
I'm not sure this can be done in all cases; some testing is required.
(The question is really whether the verifier catches this during
its modeling, or whether the check is performed during execution.)

           Summary: runtime 'protected' access checks
           Product: gcc
           Version: 4.0.0
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: libgcj
        AssignedTo: unassigned at gcc dot gnu dot org
        ReportedBy: tromey at gcc dot gnu dot org
                CC: gcc-bugs at gcc dot gnu dot org,java-prs at gcc dot gnu
                    dot org


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