Spring Security Advisories

CVE-2022-22968: Spring Framework Data Binding Rules Vulnerability

LOW | APRIL 13, 2022 | CVE-2022-22968


In Spring Framework versions 5.3.0 - 5.3.18, 5.2.0 - 5.2.20, and older unsupported versions, the patterns for disallowedFields on a DataBinder are case sensitive which means a field is not effectively protected unless it is listed with both upper and lower case for the first character of the field, including upper and lower case for the first character of all nested fields within the property path.

Affected Spring Products and Versions

  • Spring Framework
    • 5.3.0 to 5.3.18
    • 5.2.0 to 5.2.20
    • Older, unsupported versions are also affected


Users of affected versions should apply the following mitigation: 5.3.x users should upgrade to 5.3.19+. 5.2.x users should upgrade to 5.2.21+. No other steps are necessary, but applications should also review their DataBinder configuration and more broadly their approach to data binding. For more details, please see Data Binding Model Design in the Spring Framework reference manual. Releases that have fixed this issue include:

  • Spring Framework
    • 5.3.19+
    • 5.2.21+


This vulnerability was discovered internally by the Spring Framework team and is a follow-up to CVE-2022-22965.


  • 2022-04-13: Initial vulnerability report published.

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