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Security Bulletin: IBM Spectrum Symphony is affected but not classified as vulnerable by a remote code execution in Spring Framework (CVE-2022-22965)

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Summary

IBM Spectrum Symphony is affected but not classified as vulnerable to a remote code execution in Spring Framework (CVE-2022-22965) as it does not meet 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. IBM Spectrum Symphony includes Spring Framework related classes in the package. It impacts the WEBGUI, REST and HostFactory components. The fix upgrades spring framework into 5.2.20.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2022-22965
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

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Symphony7.3
IBM Spectrum Symphony7.3.1
IBM Spectrum Symphony7.3.2

Remediation/Fixes

IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerabilities now by upgrading the following interim fixes in the table:

ProductsVRMFAPARRemediation/First Fix
IBM Spectrum Symphony7.3

P104637

P104651

P104653

P104656

P104676

P104677

sym-7.3-build601113

sym-7.3-build601128

sym-7.3-build601137

sym-7.3-build601138

sym-7.3-build601161

sym-7.3-build601162

IBM Spectrum Symphony7.3.1

P104630

P104643

P104644

P104645

P104649

P104650

sym-7.3.1-build601108

sym-7.3.1-build601120

sym-7.3.1-build601122

sym-7.3.1-build601124

sym-7.3.1-build601125

sym-7.3.1-build601126

IBM Spectrum Symphony7.3.2

P104634

P104654

P104670

P104671

P104678

P104679

sym-7.3.2-build601111

sym-7.3.2-build601143

sym-7.3.2-build601154

sym-7.3.2-build601155

sym-7.3.2-build601164

sym-7.3.2-build601165

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

15 Jun 2022: Initial Publication

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
19 June 2022

UID

ibm16596873