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In Spring Security, versions 5.7.x prior to 5.7.8, versions 5.8.x prior to 5.8.3, and versions 6.0.x prior to 6.0.3, the logout support does not properly clean the security context if using serialized versions. Additionally, it is not possible to explicitly save an empty security context to the HttpSessionSecurityContextRepository. This vulnerability can keep users authenticated even after they performed logout.
Specifically, an application is vulnerable when any of the following is true:
An application is not vulnerable if any of the following is true:
Users of affected versions should apply the following mitigation. 5.7.x users should upgrade to 5.7.8. 5.8.x users should upgrade to 5.8.3. 6.0.x users should upgrade to 6.0.3. No other steps are necessary. Releases that have fixed this issue include:
This issue was identified and responsibly reported by Daniel Furtlehner from Porsche Informatik.
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