Update Apache POI in Spring 4.3.x [SPR-17385] #21918
I just saw that Spring WebMVC in the 4.3.x branch has an optional dependency of Apache POI 3.14.
This version of Apache POI is vulnerable to CVE-2017-5644 and CVE-2017-12626
I'm wondering whether it would be possible to update to the latest Apache POI 3.x on this branch?
I know that Spring 4.3.x is in some kind of maintenance mode, but maybe it's an easy task. But you know for sure better than I do. :)
Thanks in advance.
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Juergen Hoeller commented
Indeed, 3.14 is just the POI version that we happen to compile against, as a baseline for our API dependency. Like with all of our optional integration arrangements, the specific version for a particular application is always chosen by the application project setup.
So we effectively support POI 3.14+ for use with Spring Framework 4.3.x, recommending the latest in line... since even POI 3.17 is being superseded by POI 4.0 in the meantime, we should be able to upgrade our build dependency to it in the 4.3.x line at this point.