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CVE-2014-3578 Directory Traversal in Spring Framework




Spring by Pivotal

Versions Affected
  • 4.0.0 to 4.0.4
  • 3.2.0 to 3.2.8
  • 3.1.1 is known to be affected
  • Other unsupported versions may also be affected

Some URLs were not sanitized correctly before use allowing an attacker to obtain any file on the file system that was also accessible to process in which the Spring web application was running.


Users of affected versions should apply the following mitigation:

  • Users of 3.x should upgrade to 3.2.9 or later
  • Users of 4.x should upgrade to 4.0.5 or later

This issue was identified by Takeshi Terada of Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc. and reported to Pivotal via JPCERT/CC.

Information that additional versions were affected was discovered by Arun Babu Neelicattu of the RedHat Security Team.


2014-Sep-05: Initial vulnerability report published.

2014-Nov-26: Affected versions updated to add additional versions.

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