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suspicious-xml-minidom-import (S408)#

Derived from the flake8-bandit linter.

This rule is unstable and in preview. The --preview flag is required for use.

What it does#

Checks for imports of the xml.dom.minidom module.

Why is this bad?#

Using various methods from these modules to parse untrusted XML data is known to be vulnerable to XML attacks. Replace vulnerable imports with the equivalent defusedxml package, or make sure defusedxml.defuse_stdlib() is called before parsing XML data.


import xml.dom.minidom