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In Spring Framework versions 5.3.0 - 5.3.10, 5.2.0 - 5.2.17, and older unsupported versions, it is possible for a user to provide malicious input to cause the insertion of additional log entries.
Users of affected versions should apply the following mitigation: 5.3.x users should upgrade to 5.3.12+, 5.2.x users should upgrade to 5.2.18+. No other steps are necessary. Note: 5.3.11 also contains the mitigation but has another major regression. Releases that have fixed this issue include:
This vulnerability was initially discovered and responsibly reported by Dennis Kennedy.
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