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CVE-2022-22965 (CRITICAL) - Spring Framework RCE via Data Binding on JDK 9+ (AxA)

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Article ID: 238639

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Products

CA Application Experience Analytics SaaS (AXA)

Issue/Introduction

CVE-2022-22965 (CRITICAL) - Spring Framework RCE via Data Binding on JDK 9+

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:

  • JDK 9 or higher
  • Apache Tomcat as the Servlet container
  • Packaged as WAR
  • spring-webmvc or spring-webflux dependency

Environment

AxA 17.2.x / 17.3.x

AxA 21.x / 22.x

Resolution

App Experience Analytics (AXA) is not affected by CVE-2022-22965.   AXA uses Oracle Java 8 and is not deployed as WAR on Tomcat.

 

Additional Information

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