Spring Framework < 5.2.20 / 5.3.x < 5.3.17 DoS (CVE-2022-22950)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 161949


The remote host contains a web application framework that is affected by denial of service vulnerability.


The remote host contains a Spring Framework version that is prior to 5.2.20 or 5.3.x prior to 5.3.17. It is, therefore, affected by denial of service vulnerability. A remote, authenticated attacker could provide a specially crafted SpEL as a routing expression that may result in denial of service condition.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Spring Framework version 5.2.20 or 5.3.17 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 161949

File Name: spring_CVE-2022-22950.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 6/8/2022

Updated: 6/9/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22950


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 3/28/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/28/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-22950