[Harmony Proxies] Proposal: Property fixing

David Bruant david.bruant at labri.fr
Fri Jun 17 09:24:27 PDT 2011

Le 17/06/2011 16:35, Tom Van Cutsem a écrit :
> 2011/6/16 David Bruant <david.bruant at labri.fr
> <mailto:david.bruant at labri.fr>>
>     I think I see also a potential security issue. In Tom's code,
>     getters and setters of the non-configurable properties trigger
>     code of what was in the handler. This is useful as a user to keep
>     triggering the get and set traps, but it also leaks a reference to
>     these functions (after a call to Object.getOwnPropertyDescriptor).
>     In the current proposal, before a property becomes
>     non-configurable, there is no access to any trap (unless having
>     access to the object which implies having indirect access to all
>     traps or the handler itself). After becoming a non-configurable
>     accessor property, the get and set trap applied to the
>     non-configurable properties become available as independant
>     functions that can be passed around.
>     Currently, one can revoke the access to an object with a
>     membrane/wrapper, but with the leak, I think that all
>     getter/setters will have to be wrapped as well (their call trap in
>     particular)? Ok, maybe there is no security issue, but it adds a
>     little bit more work.
> I don't think there is a potential "leak" in the case of membranes:
> the non-configurable property's get/set traps forward to
> handler.get/set, which, if |handler| refers to a revoked proxy, will
> throw and not penetrate the membrane, as expected.
Yep, you're perfectly right. My mistake.
It still does leak for the non-membrane case though, but that's a
smaller problem, I think.

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