This challenge covers the review of a CVE and its patch

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The Code Review Patch challenges are designed to enhance your ability to identify vulnerabilities in code by providing both the vulnerable code and the corresponding patch. Your task is to first examine the code to locate the vulnerability on your own. This exercise builds your analytical skills and helps you understand common coding flaws. If you are unable to pinpoint the issue or if you wish to verify your findings, you can refer to the provided patch (diff file) which highlights the changes made to fix the vulnerability.

In this particular lab, you will review a Java file from Apache CloudStack’s SAML2 authentication module. The goal is to find a vulnerability that has been addressed in a patch. By analyzing both the original code and the patch, you will gain insights into secure coding practices and understand how specific vulnerabilities can be mitigated. This hands-on approach helps cement your knowledge and prepares you for real-world code review scenarios.

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