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CVE-2018-1258: Unauthorized Access with Spring Security Method Security




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Spring Security in combination with Spring Framework 5.0.5.RELEASE contain an authorization bypass when using method security. An unauthorized malicious user can gain unauthorized access to methods that should be restricted.

Affected Pivotal Products and Versions

Severity is critical unless otherwise noted.

  • Spring Framework 5.0.5.RELEASE + Spring Security (any version)
  • Users leveraging Spring Security's method security should ensure they are using Spring Framework 5.0.6.RELEASE or newer. Updating to Spring Security 5.0.5.RELEASE+ or Spring Boot 2.0.2.RELEASE+ brings in Spring Framework 5.0.6.RELEASE transitively. However, users should be certain that other dependency management mechanisms are also updated to use Spring Framework 5.0.6.RELEASE or newer.
  • There are no other mitigation steps required.

This issue was identified internally by the Spring Security Team.


2018-05-09: Initial vulnerability report published