[Python-Dev] We cannot fix all issues: let's close XML security issues (not fix them)
antoine at python.org
Thu Sep 6 10:59:10 EDT 2018
Le 06/09/2018 à 16:58, Victor Stinner a écrit :
> Are you volunteer to fix the XML modules?
No. That doesn't mean nobody else will be.
> Le jeu. 6 sept. 2018 à 16:50, Antoine Pitrou <antoine at python.org> a écrit :
>> Le 06/09/2018 à 16:40, Victor Stinner a écrit :
>>> Le jeu. 6 sept. 2018 à 16:33, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> a écrit :
>>>> If we consider fixing these issues to be desirable, then the issues
>>>> should be kept open. Closing issues because no-one is working on them
>>>> sounds a bit silly to me.
>>> I forgot to mention that closing these issues is my reply to Larry's
>>> call to fix 3 security issues:
>>> Larry wrote "If they're really all wontfix, maybe we should mark them
>>> as wontfix, thus giving 3.4 a sendoff worthy of its heroic stature."
>> "wontfix" on 3.4 doesn't mean we won't fix them later, e.g. in 3.8.
>>> For these XML issues, the security vulnerabilities can also been seen
>>> as XML features. Loading an external DTD is part of the XML
>>> specification, as well as entity expansion.
>> That doesn't mean there shouldn't be any hard limits to expansion depth
>> or breadth.
>> Function calls are a Python feature, yet we limit the amount of
>> recursion allowed.
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