Just An Application

August 14, 2014

And Another One: Part Thirteen — JarFile.JarFileInputStream.read

The PackageParser.loadCertificates method creates a BufferedInputStream passing it the InputStream returned by the JarFile.getInputStream method.

As we have seen, when the file in the JAR has a digest entry in the Manifest and an associated entry in at least one signature file, the
InputStream will be an instance of the JarFile inner class JarFileInputStream.





        public int read(byte[] buffer, int byteOffset, int byteCount) throws IOException {
            if (done) {
                return -1;
            if (count > 0) {
                int r = super.read(buffer, byteOffset, byteCount);
                if (r != -1) {
                    int size = r;
                    if (count < size) {
                        size = (int) count;
                    entry.write(buffer, byteOffset, size);
                    count -= size;
                } else {
                    count = 0;
                if (count == 0) {
                    done = true;
                return r;
            } else {
                done = true;
                return -1;


The read method is effectively a wrapper around the super class method FilterInputStream.read.

It makes the contents of the file being read from the JAR available to the associated JarVerifier.VerifierEntry instance so that it can compute the digest.

Once the entire file has been read it calls the JarVerifier.VerifierEntry verify method.

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  1. […] to the JarFile.JarFileInputStream read methods result in the VerifierEntry being passed what has been read from the file via calls to its […]

    Pingback by And Another One: Part Fourteen — JarVerifier.VerifierEntry.verify | Just An Application — August 15, 2014 @ 8:03 am

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