Spring Security Advisories

CVE-2020-5427: Possibility of SQL Injection in Spring Cloud Data Flow Task Execution Sorting Query

MEDIUM | JANUARY 25, 2021 | CVE-2020-5427


In Spring Cloud Data Flow, versions 2.6.x prior to 2.6.5, versions 2.5.x prior 2.5.4, an application is vulnerable to SQL injection when requesting task execution.

Affected Spring Products and Versions

  • Spring Cloud Data Flow
    • 2.6.x
    • 2.5.x


Users should upgrade to 2.5.4 and higher. Releases that have fixed this issue include:

  • Spring Cloud Data Flow
    • 2.7.0
    • 2.6.5
    • 2.5.4


This issue was identified and responsibly reported by Sufijen Bani from CHECK24 Factory GmbH.


  • 2020-12-01: 2.7.0 Release with fix
  • 2020-11-24: Release Fix for 2.6.x line
  • 2020-10-30: Initial vulnerability identified.

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