Upgrading an iOS 5.1 app renders security errors in using UIWebView localStorage and WebSQL

Number:rdar://11081309 Date Originated:03/20/2012
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:iOS SDK Product Version:5.1
Classification:Crash/Hang/Data Loss Reproducible:Always

Upgrading an iOS 5.1 app to a newer version breaks apps that use localStorage and WebSQL, there is an error in the console:

deny file-write-create /private/var/mobile/Applications/[GUID]

Steps to to reproduce:

In a UIWebView, create a new DB or use localStorage
Overwrite / update your app and open the same database or write to localStorage.

Expected Results:
We should see the data from the database and localStorage.

Actual Results:
Call to window.openDatabase fails with "SECURITY_ERR: DOM Exception 18"
Call to localStorage.setItem fails silently


It appears that on an app upgrade in iOS 5.1, the app's GUID folder has been moved/renamed, BUT the Webkit keys in the plist in the apps' Library/Preferences/[CFBundleIdentifier].plist refer to the OLD GUID location

To fix, on an app upgrade when you change the GUID of the app folder, you should update the Webkit keys as well from the plist mentioned above.


Discussion at these links below as well.



rdar://11081647 rdar://10296507 rdar://11105407 rdar://11063678

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