Welcome to Apache Santuario

The Project

The Apache Santuario project is aimed at providing implementation of the primary security standards for XML

  • XML-Signature Syntax and Processing
  • XML Encryption Syntax and Processing.

Two libraries are currently available.

  • Apache XML Security for Java: This library includes a mature Digital Signature and Encryption implementation. It also includes the standard JSR 105 (Java XML Digital Signature) API. Applications can use the standard JSR 105 API or the Apache Santuario API to create and validate XML Signatures.
  • Apache XML Security for C++: This library includes a mature Digital Signature and Encryption implementation using a proprietary C++ API on top of the Xerces-C XML Parser's DOM API. It includes a pluggable cryptographic layer, but support for alternatives to OpenSSL are less complete and less mature.

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News

November 2013

Version 1.5.6 of the Apache XML Security for Java library has been released.

Please see the release notes for more information.

This release fixes a new security advisory CVE-2013-4517.

June 2013

Security advisory CVE-2013-2210 has been issued, affecting Apache XML-Security for C++ version 1.7.1. Version 1.7.2 of the Apache XML Security for C++ library has been released, addressing this issue.

Security advisory CVE-2013-2172 has been issued for the Apache XML Security for Java project. Versions 1.4.8 and 1.5.5 have been released, fixing this issue.

Security advisories CVE-2013-2153, CVE-2013-2154, CVE-2013-2155, and CVE-2013-2156, affecting Apache XML-Security for C++ versions prior to 1.7.1, have been issued.

Version 1.7.1 of the Apache XML Security for C++ library has been released, addressing these issues.

March 2013

Version 1.5.4 of the Apache XML Security for Java library has been released.

Please see the release notes for more information.

July 2012

The Apache Santuario team are pleased to announce the release of version 1.7.0 of the Apache XML Security for C++ library. This release provides a few bug fixes and a partial implementation of XML Encryption 1.1 features, including AES-GCM encryption and some support for newer RSA-OAEP variants.

July 2011

A security advisory, CVE-2011-2516, affecting Apache XML-Security for C++ versions prior to 1.6.1, has been issued.

The Apache Santuario team are pleased to announce the release of version 1.6.1 of the Apache XML Security for C++ library. This release provides bug fixes and addresses CVE-2011-2516.

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