Spring Security Advisories

CVE-2022-22971: Spring Framework DoS with STOMP over WebSocket

MEDIUM | MAY 11, 2022 | CVE-2022-22971


A Spring application with a STOMP over WebSocket endpoint is vulnerable to a denial of service attack by an authenticated user.

Affected Spring Products and Versions

  • Spring Framework
    • 5.3.0 to 5.3.19
    • 5.2.0 to 5.2.21
    • Older, unsupported versions are also affected


Users of affected versions should apply the following mitigation: 5.3.x users should upgrade to 5.3.20; 5.2.x users should upgrade to 5.2.22. No other steps are necessary. Releases that have fixed this issue include:

  • Spring Framework
    • 5.3.20
    • 5.2.22


This vulnerability was responsibly reported to VMware by David Delbecq and Rémy Vermeiren from HMS Industrial Networks, Business Unit Ewon, R&D Department - Software.


  • 2022-05-11: Initial vulnerability report published.

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