Spring Security Advisories

CVE-2014-0054 Incomplete fix for CVE-2013-7315 / CVE-2013-6429 (XXE)

HIGH | MARCH 11, 2014 | CVE-2014-0054


Spring MVC's Jaxb2RootElementHttpMessageConverter also processed user provided XML and neither disabled XML external entities nor provided an option to disable them. Jaxb2RootElementHttpMessageConverter has been modified to provide an option to control the processing of XML external entities and that processing is now disabled by default.

Affected Spring Products and Versions

  • Spring MVC 3.0.0 to 3.2.7
  • Spring MVC 4.0.0 to 4.0.1
  • Earlier unsupported versions may be affected


Users of affected versions should apply the following mitigation:

  • Users of 3.x should upgrade to 3.2.8 or later
  • Users of 4.x should upgrade to 4.0.2 or later


This issue was reported to the Spring Framework developers by Spase Markovski.


  • 2014-Mar-11: Initial vulnerability report published.
  • 2014-Jun-19: Update to reflect split of CVE-2013-4152 into CVE-2013-4152 and CVE-2013-7315.
  • 2014-Aug-19: Correct affected versions to exclude Spring MVC 3.2.8 and include a reference to the 3.2.x commit.

Get ahead

VMware offers training and certification to turbo-charge your progress.

Learn more

Get support

Spring Runtime offers support and binaries for OpenJDK™, Spring, and Apache Tomcat® in one simple subscription.

Learn more

Upcoming events

Check out all the upcoming events in the Spring community.

View all

© 2023 VMware, Inc. or its affiliates. Terms of Use PrivacyTrademark Guidelines Your California Privacy Rights Cookie Settings

Apache®, Apache Tomcat®, Apache Kafka®, Apache Cassandra™, and Apache Geode™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. Java™, Java™ SE, Java™ EE, and OpenJDK™ are trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Kubernetes® is a registered trademark of the Linux Foundation in the United States and other countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other countries. Windows® and Microsoft® Azure are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. “AWS” and “Amazon Web Services” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Amazon.com Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners and are only mentioned for informative purposes. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.