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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-2894

Original release date: 10/04/2011
Last revised: 02/13/2012


Spring Framework 3.0.0 through 3.0.5, Spring Security 3.0.0 through 3.0.5 and 2.0.0 through 2.0.6, and possibly other versions deserialize objects from untrusted sources, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended security restrictions and execute untrusted code by (1) serializing a java.lang.Proxy instance and using InvocationHandler, or (2) accessing internal AOP interfaces, as demonstrated using deserialization of a DefaultListableBeanFactory instance to execute arbitrary commands via the java.lang.Runtime class.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:1334
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 75263
External Source: BID
Name: 49536
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20110909 CVE-2011-2894: Spring Framework and Spring Security serialization-based remoting vulnerabilities
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.springsource.com/security/cve-2011-2894
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: spring-framework-object-sec-bypass(69687)
External Source: SREASON
Name: 8405

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_framework:3.0.0:rc1
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_framework:3.0.0:rc3
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_framework:3.0.0:m4
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_framework:3.0.1
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_framework:3.0.2
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_framework:3.0.3
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_framework:3.0.0
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_framework:3.0.4
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_framework:3.0.0:m3
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_framework:3.0.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_framework:3.0.0:rc2
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_framework:3.0.0:m2
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_framework:3.0.0:m1
+ Configuration 2
+ OR
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_security:2.0.1
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_security:2.0.2
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_security:2.0.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_security:2.0.0
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_security:2.0.3
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_security:2.0.4
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_security:3.0.1
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_security:3.0.0
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_security:3.0.3
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_security:3.0.2
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_security:3.0.4
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_security:3.0.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:springsource_spring_security:2.0.6

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)