Spring Security Advisories

CVE-2014-3578 Directory Traversal in Spring Framework

MEDIUM | SEPTEMBER 05, 2014 | CVE-2014-3578


Some URLs were not sanitized correctly before use allowing an attacker to obtain any file on the file system that was also accessible to process in which the Spring web application was running.

Affected Spring Products and Versions

  • 4.0.0 to 4.0.4
  • 3.2.0 to 3.2.8
  • 3.1.1 is known to be affected
  • Other unsupported versions may also be affected


Users of affected versions should apply the following mitigation:

  • Users of 3.x should upgrade to 3.2.9 or later
  • Users of 4.x should upgrade to 4.0.5 or later


This issue was identified by Takeshi Terada of Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc. and reported to Pivotal via JPCERT/CC. Information that additional versions were affected was discovered by Arun Babu Neelicattu of the RedHat Security Team.


  • 2014-Sep-05: Initial vulnerability report published.
  • 2014-Nov-26: Affected versions updated to add additional versions.

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