CVE-2014-3578 Directory Traversal in Spring Framework


Severity

Moderate

Vendor

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
Description

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.

Mitigation

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
Credit

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.

References
History

2014-Sep-05: Initial vulnerability report published.

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