The Apache POI project is pleased to announce the release of POI 3.10.1-20140818.
This release is a bugfix release to fix two security issues with OOXML.
See the downloads page for binary and source distributions: http://poi.apache.org/download.html
The most notable changes in this release are:
This release is a bugfix release to fix two security issues with OOXML:
- Tidy up the OPC SAX setup code with a new common Helper, preventing
external entity expansion (CVE-2014-3529).
- On supported XML parser versions (Xerces or JVM built-in, XMLBeans 2.6),
enforce sensible limits on entity expansion in OOXML files, and ensure
that subsequent normal files still pass fine (CVE-2014-3574).
Please note: You should use xmlbeans-2.6.jar (as shipped with this release)
instead of the xmlbeans-2.3.jar version from the 3.10-FINAL release to work
around CVE-2014-3574. If you have an alternate XML parser like Apache Xerces
in classpath, be sure to use a recent version! Older versions are likely to
break on setting required security features.
Thanks to Stefan Kopf, Mike Boufford, Mohamed Ramadan, and Christian Schneider
for reporting these issues!
A full list of changes is available in the change log: http://poi.apache.org/changes.html.
People interested should also follow the dev mailing list to track further progress.
This release comes in two forms:
- pre-built binaries containing compiled versions of all Apache POI components and documentation
(poi-bin-3.10.1-20140818.zip or poi-bin-3.10.1-20140818.tar.gz)
- source archive you can build POI from (poi-src-3.10.1-20140818.zip or poi-src-3.10.1-20140818.tar.gz)
Unpack the archive and use the following command to build all POI components with Apache Ant 1.6+ and JDK 1.5 or higher:
Pre-built versions of all POI components are also available in the central Maven repository
under Group ID "org.apache.poi" and Version "3.10.1-20140818"
All release artifacts are accompanied by MD5 checksums and a PGP signatures
that you can use to verify the authenticity of your download.
The public key used for the PGP signature can be found at
About Apache POI
Apache POI is well-known in the Java field as a library for reading and
writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and
Word. Since POI 3.5, the new OOXML (Office Open XML) formats introduced in Office 2007 have been supported.
See http://poi.apache.org/ for more details