Spring Framework 5.0.x < 5.0.16 / 5.1.x < 5.1.13 / 5.2.x < 5.2.3 Spring Framework Reflected File Download Vulnerability. (CVE-2020-5398)

high Nessus Plugin ID 133148


The remote host contains a web application framework library that is affected by a reflected file download vulnerability.


The remote host contains a Spring Framework library version that is 5.0.x prior to 5.0.16 or 5.1.x prior to 5.1.13 or 5.2.x prior to 5.2.3. It is, therefore, affected by a reflected file download vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this tricking user to click on a URL for trusted domain. Upon clicking on the malicious link, the victim will be presented with a download which appears to have originated from a trusted domain. Once downloaded, the malicious payload can execute arbitrary code and potentially completely take-over a system.


Upgrade to Spring Framework version 5.0.16 or 5.1.13 or 5.2.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 133148

File Name: spring_CVE-2020-5398.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 1/22/2020

Updated: 12/5/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-5398


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:pivotal_software:spring_framework

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/16/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/16/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-5398