Spring Security Advisories

CVE-2019-3772: XML External Entity Injection (XXE)

CRITICAL | JANUARY 14, 2019 | CVE-2019-3772


Spring Integration (spring-integration-xml and spring-integration-ws modules), versions 4.3.18, 5.0.10, 5.1.1, and older unsupported versions, were susceptible to XML External Entity Injection (XXE) when receiving XML data from untrusted sources.

Affected Spring Products and Versions

  • Spring Integration versions 5.1.1, 5.0.10, 4.3.18 and older


Users of affected versions should apply the following mitigation:

  • Upgrade spring-integration-ws, spring-integration-xml to 4.3.19, 5.0.11, 5.1.2 or later.
  • Spring Integration components that exhibited this vulnerability now disable the features as advised in the reference cheat sheet [1] by default, but allow user configuration of the components if the feature can be enabled because XML is received from a trusted source.




  • 2019-01-14: Initial vulnerability report published.

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