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When configured to enable default typing, Jackson contained a deserialization vulnerability that could lead to arbitrary code execution. Jackson fixed this vulnerability by blacklisting known "deserialization gadgets".
Spring Security configures Jackson with global default typing enabled which means that through the previous exploit, arbitrary code could be executed if all of the following is true:
Jackson provides a blacklisting approach to protecting against this type of attack, but Spring Security should be proactive against blocking unknown “deserialization gadgets” when Spring Security enables default typing.
Users of affected versions should apply the following mitigation:
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