vmware spring-framework CVE-2022-22965 vulnerability in VMware and Other Products
Published on April 1, 2022

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A Spring MVC or Spring WebFlux application running on JDK 9+ may be vulnerable to remote code execution (RCE) via data binding. The specific exploit requires the application to run on Tomcat as a WAR deployment. If the application is deployed as a Spring Boot executable jar, i.e. the default, it is not vulnerable to the exploit. However, the nature of the vulnerability is more general, and there may be other ways to exploit it.

Vendor Advisory NVD

Known Exploited Vulnerability

This Spring Framework JDK 9+ Remote Code Execution Vulnerability is part of CISA's list of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities. Spring MVC or Spring WebFlux application running on JDK 9+ may be vulnerable to remote code execution (RCE) via data binding.

The following remediation steps are recommended / required by April 25, 2022: Apply updates per vendor instructions.

Vulnerability Analysis

CVE-2022-22965 can be exploited with network access, and does not require authorization privileges or user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has the highest possible exploitability rating (3.9). The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be critical as this vulnerability has a high impact to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of this component.

What is a Code Injection Vulnerability?

The software constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment.

CVE-2022-22965 has been classified to as a Code Injection vulnerability or weakness.


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