Spring Security and Spring Framework vulnerable to authentication bypass


Spring Framework and Spring Security provided by Pivotal Software, Inc. contain an authentication bypass vulnerability.

Macchinetta Framework Development Team : NTT COMWARE, NTT DATA Corporation, and NTT reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V3 Severity:
Base Metrics 5.3 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Attack Vector: Network
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges Required: None
  • User Interaction: None
  • Scope: Unchanged
  • Confidentiality Impact: Low
  • Integrity Impact: None
  • Availability Impact: None
CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 5.0 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Low
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  • Integrity Impact: None
  • Availability Impact: None
Affected Products

Pivotal Software, Inc.
  • Spring Framework 4.3.0 to 4.3.13
  • Spring Framework 5.0.0 to 5.0.2
  • Spring Security 4.1.0 to 4.1.4
  • Spring Security 4.2.0 to 4.2.3
  • Spring Security 5.0.0

The developer states that "Older unmaintained versions of Spring Security & Spring Framework were not analyzed and may be impacted".

A remote attacker can bypass authentication. As a result, the attacker gains access to the server and information may be disclosed.

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Vendor Information

Pivotal Software, Inc. NEC Corporation
  • NEC Security Information : NV18-004 (in Japanese)
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. Improper Authentication(CWE-287) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2018-1199

  1. JVN : JVN#15643848
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2018-1199
Revision History

  • [2018/02/02]
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  • [2018/03/27]
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  • [2018/04/18]
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  • [2018/06/14]
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