Just An Application

August 10, 2014

And Another One: Part Six — PackageParser.loadCertificates





    private Certificate[] loadCertificates(JarFile jarFile, JarEntry je,
            byte[] readBuffer) {
        try {
            // We must read the stream for the JarEntry to retrieve
            // its certificates.
            InputStream is = new BufferedInputStream(jarFile.getInputStream(je));
            while (is.read(readBuffer, 0, readBuffer.length) != -1) {
                // not using
            return je != null ? je.getCertificates() : null;
        } catch (IOException e) {
            Slog.w(TAG, "Exception reading " + je.getName() + " in "
                    + jarFile.getName(), e);
        } catch (RuntimeException e) {
            Slog.w(TAG, "Exception reading " + je.getName() + " in "
                    + jarFile.getName(), e);
        return null;

The loadCertificates method is very simple.

It creates a BufferedInputStream with which to read the file corresponding to its JarEntry argument from the JAR represented by its JarFile argument.

It then reads the entire file without doing anything with the contents. This is necessary to ensure that the file represented by the JarEntry argument is verified.

Having done this it returns the result of calling the getCertificates method on its JarEntry argument.

As an aside, the null test in the return statement is puzzling.

If the argument je was null then the method would never have reached this point as the JarFile.getInputStream method does not take kindly to being passed null.

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