Vulnerability Description: 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.
These are the prerequisites for the exploit:
There are some new vulnerabilities in Spring https://www.lunasec.io/docs/blog/spring-rce-vulnerabilities/ . There is a spring cloud function vulnerability - APM does not use that. There is a "spring4shell" vulnerability relaying on classloader manipulation through query parameters of http request.
Should you have any further questions or concerns, please open a case with Broadcom Support.