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Is IBM Workload Scheduler or IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS susceptible to the CVE-2022-22965 (Spring4Shell) vulnerability?

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Security vulnerabilities have been recently identified regarding Spring Framework. These are very critical, known as CVE-2022-22965 and CVE-2022-22963. 
Is IBM Workload Scheduler susceptible to these vulnerabilities?


IBM Workload Scheduler is not vulnerable to Spring4Shell vulnerabilities, and this is true for IWS for Distributed and IWS for z/OS.
Affected "Spring" jar files are not installed with the product in v10 and moreover IWS 9.x releases are also running JDK versions that don't allow the exploit (JDK 7 and 8). 

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Modified date:
04 April 2022