XMLUnit for Java's Transform's default transformation allowed the use of XSLT extension functions - this has been changed in 2.10.0.

If you've been using XMLUnit to run XSLT transformations with untrusted stylesheets and your setup is so that an attacker can chose the stylesheet and ensure your XSLT processor can run the extensions this may lead to a remote code execution in the worst setup. Therefore the old default has been assigned CVE-2024-31573.

Some XSLT processors - e.g. Apache Xalan - allow the extension code to be specified inline with an Apache BSF enabled scripting language - note that would require your code executing the transformation to also have BSF around. In outher cases your transformation would need to allow the attacker to also inject Java classes into your running process. This combined with my believe that XMLUnit is very unlikely to be run in a setup like this made me set the impact to "Low".

Advisory: https://github.com/xmlunit/xmlunit/security/advisories/GHSA-chfm-68vv-pvw5

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Kicked off a discussion about the future of Apache Ivy at the Ant dev mailing list.

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Received a recruiter message last week that stood out from the others:

I'm getting in contact on behalf of X, the creators of Apache Y


Even if I was looking for a new job I'd stop reading at that point. The creators of Apache Y are the project's contributors, not X. X may be the inventor but in my conrete combination of X and Y that wouldn't be true, either. X may employ some of the contributors, but it does not create Apache Y.

If you allow recruiters to use such a phrase you first demonstrate you don't understand how the ASF works and second are obviously willing to lie. Why would I want to work for an employer who lies to me?

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I've just released a small minor release of XMLUnit.NET that fixes a bug with whitespace normalization/stripping and adds a small feature simplifying the use of NodeFilters.

Full list of changes:

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