This challenge covers the review of a CVE in a Java codebase and its patch

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The Code Review Patch lab focuses on enhancing your ability to identify security flaws in code by examining both the original code and its patched version. In this exercise, you are presented with a Java class `LdapProducer` from the Apache Camel framework, which includes methods for LDAP search operations. Your goal is to find the security issue in the original code without initially looking at the patch. If you struggle to identify the issue or want to verify your findings, you can consult the patch for guidance.

The patch provided addresses several key areas, such as making certain member variables final to ensure they are not accidentally modified and introducing a method to escape LDAP filters to prevent injection attacks. By comparing the original and patched code, you will gain insights into secure coding practices and better understand how to protect LDAP operations from common vulnerabilities.

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