IBM API Connect V10 is vulnerable to a remote code execution in Spring Framework (CVE-2022-22965) as it meets all of the following criteria: 1. JDK 9 or higher, 2. Apache Tomcat as the Servlet container, 3. Packaged as WAR (in contrast to a Spring Boot executable jar), 4. Spring-webmvc or spring-webflux dependency, 5. Spring Framework versions 5.3.0 to 5.3.17, 5.2.0 to 5.2.19, and older versions. This Spring vulnerability only exists, if clients installed the optional API Connect V10 Application Test and Monitor function. The fix includes Spring-boot 2.6.6, Spring-core 5.3.18 and Spring-framework 5.3.18.
DESCRIPTION: Spring Framework could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the improper handling of PropertyDescriptor objects used with data binding. By sending specially-crafted data to a Spring Java application, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system. Note: The exploit requires Spring Framework to be run on Tomcat as a WAR deployment with JDK 9 or higher using spring-webmvc or spring-webflux. Note: This vulnerability is also known as Spring4Shell or SpringShell.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/223103 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
|API Connect||API Connect V10.0.0.0 - V10.0.1.1|
|Affected Product||Addressed in VRMF||APAR||Remediation/First Fix|
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05 May 2022