IBM Spectrum Conductor 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 Condustor includes Spring Framework related classes in the package. It impacts the ascd, WEBGUI and HostFactory components. The fix upgrades spring framework into 5.2.20.
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
|IBM Spectrum Conductor||2.4.1|
|IBM Spectrum Conductor||2.5.0|
|IBM Spectrum Conductor||2.5.1|
IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerabilities now by upgrading the following interim fixes in the table:
|IBM Spectrum Conductor||2.4.1||P104680|
|IBM Spectrum Conductor||2.5.0||P104681|
|IBM Spectrum Conductor||2.5.1||P104682|
Workarounds and Mitigations
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19 June 2022