CVE-2013-6429 Fix for XML External Entity (XXE) injection (CVE-2013-4152) in Spring Framework was incomplete Jan 14 2014 05:49PM
Pivotal Security Team (security gopivotal com)
Severity: Important

Vendor: Spring by Pivotal

Versions Affected:
- Spring MVC 3.0.0 to 3.2.4
- Spring MVC 4.0.0.M1-4.0.0.RC1
- Earlier unsupported versions may be affected

Description:
Spring MVC's SourceHttpMessageConverter also processed user provided XML and
neither disabled XML external entities nor provided an option to disable them.
SourceHttpMessageConverter has been modified to provide an option to control the
processing of XML external entities and that processing is now disabled by
default.

Mitigation:
Users of affected versions should apply the following mitigation:
- Users of 3.x should upgrade to 3.2.5 or later
- Users of 4.x should upgrade to 4.0.0 or later
(This is also fixed in 4.0.0-RC2 but users are recommended to use 4.0.0 or later)

Credit:
This issue was identified by the Spring development team.

References:
http://www.gopivotal.com/security/cve-2013-6429
https://jira.springsource.org/browse/SPR-11078
https://github.com/spring-projects/spring-framework/commit/2ae6a6a3415ee
bc57babcb9d3e5505887eda6d8a
http://www.gopivotal.com/security/cve-2013-4152

History:
2014-Jan-14: Initial vulnerability report published.

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