Groovy XML vulnerability 

Issue date: 13-04-2021
Affects versions: 14.4, 13.4, 12.6

Security Issue ID



Affected Product Version(s)

14.3.3, 12.6.14, 13.4.7






Apache Groovy provides extension methods to aid with creating temporary directories. Prior to this fix, Groovy's implementation of those extension methods was using a now superseded Java JDK method call that is potentially not secure on some operating systems in some contexts. Users not using the extension methods mentioned in the advisory are not affected, but may wish to read the advisory for further details. Versions Affected: 2.0 to 2.4.20, 2.5.0 to 2.5.13, 3.0.0 to 3.0.6, and 4.0.0-alpha-1. Fixed in versions 2.4.21, 2.5.14, 3.0.7, 4.0.0-alpha-2.

The brXM product is not using this method directly, so the risk of vulnerability is entirely due to project-specific extensions that may use this library method.


Customers are recommended to upgrade to the latest maintenance release. This can be done by simply incrementing the version number of the parent POM for the implementation project.