Springsource Spring Framework prior 3.1.0 cross site scripting

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A vulnerability has been found in Springsource Spring Framework and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. The product does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. The summary by CVE is:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in web/servlet/tags/form/FormTag.java in Spring MVC in Spring Framework 3.0.0 before 3.2.8 and 4.0.0 before 4.0.2 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the requested URI in a default action.

The weakness was released 03/20/2014 by Paul (Website). The advisory is shared at jira.springsource.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2014-1904 since 02/07/2014. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059.007 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 73255 (Debian DSA-2890-1 : libspring-java - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 3.1.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (91890), Tenable (73255), SecurityFocus (BID 66137†), Secunia (SA57915†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-43933†).






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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 73255
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-2890-1 : libspring-java - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 702890
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2890-1 (libspring-java - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Spring Framework 3.1.0
Patch: github.com


02/07/2014 🔍
03/11/2014 +32 days 🔍
03/20/2014 +9 days 🔍
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03/24/2015 +350 days 🔍
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Advisory: 741b4b229ae032bd17175b46f98673ce0bd2d485
Researcher: Paul
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CVE: CVE-2014-1904 (🔍)

X-Force: 91890
SecurityFocus: 66137 - Spring Framework 'FormTag.java' Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
Secunia: 57915
Vulnerability Center: 43933 - Spring Framework 3.0.0 through 3.2.7 and 4.0.0 through 4.0.1 Remote XSS via a Crafted URL, Medium


Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 02/06/2022 07:28 AM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (59), 05/24/2017 11:33 AM (11), 02/06/2022 07:16 AM (4), 02/06/2022 07:22 AM (1), 02/06/2022 07:28 AM (1)
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