[jira] [Created] (TIKA-3074) Vulnerable "woodstox-core" is present inside Tika 1.23

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[jira] [Created] (TIKA-3074) Vulnerable "woodstox-core" is present inside Tika 1.23

Radim Rehurek (Jira)
Abhishek Chauhan created TIKA-3074:

             Summary: Vulnerable "woodstox-core" is present inside Tika 1.23
                 Key: TIKA-3074
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TIKA-3074
             Project: Tika
          Issue Type: Bug
            Reporter: Abhishek Chauhan

*Short Description:*  woodstox-core is a transitive dependency of Apache Tika. Checked the pom inside tika-app-1.23.jar, it seems that it is internally using 5.0.3 version of woodstox-core, which is vulnerable.

*Root Cause :* tika-app-1.23.jar; com/ctc/wstx/sax/WstxSAXParserFactory.class : [5.0.1 , 5.3.0]

*Vulnerability*: The woodstox-core package is vulnerable to Improper Restriction ofXML eXternal Entity [XXE] Reference. The setFeature and getFeature methods in WstxSAXParserFactory.class rely on the mSecureProcessing boolean value to be able to securely parse input XML. The boolean value, however, is set to false by default. Additionally, the class lacks support for properties XMLConstants.FEATURE_SECURE_PROCESSING and XMLInputFactory.IS_SUPPORTING_EXTERNAL_ENTITIES, which can make it possible for an attacker to conduct XXE attacks.

This vulnerability is addressed in the issue [https://github.com/FasterXML/woodstox/issues/61

*Solution of the Vulnerability*: Issue [https://github.com/FasterXML/woodstox/issues/61] is fixed in version 5.3.0 of woodstox-core. Tika may need to upgrade the version of  this dependency, so consumers are not affected by transitive dependency.


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