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Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:53:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: cve-assign@...re.org
To: pernst@...esforce.com
Cc: cve-assign@...re.org, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE request - python-docx 0.8.5 - XXE

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> The python-docx package
> (https://github.com/python-openxml/python-docx) is vulnerable to XML
> External Entity attacks (XXE).
> 
> Version 0.8.6 (https://github.com/python-openxml/python-docx/releases/tag/v0.8.6)
> contains a fix.

> xml_string = '''<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
> <!DOCTYPE w:document [
>   <!ENTITY xxe SYSTEM "file:///etc/passwd" >
> ...
> updateZip('whatever.docx', 'word/document.xml', xml_string)
> ...
> document = docx.Document('whatever.docx')

Use CVE-2016-5851.

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