Advisories ยป MGASA-2014-0096

Updated springframework package fixes security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 25 Feb 2014
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 3 , 4
CVE: CVE-2013-6429 , CVE-2013-6430


It was discovered by the Spring development team that the fix for the XML
External Entity (XXE) Injection (CVE-2013-4152) in the Spring Framework was
incomplete. Spring MVC's SourceHttpMessageConverter also processed user
provided XML and neither disabled XML external entities nor provided an option
to disable them. SourceHttpMessageConverter has been modified to provide an
option to control the processing of XML external entities and that processing
is now disabled by default (CVE-2013-6429).

In addition Jon Passki discovered a possible XSS vulnerability: The
JavaScriptUtils.javaScriptEscape() method did not escape all characters that
are sensitive within either a JS single quoted string, JS double quoted
string, or HTML script data context. In most cases this will result in an
unexploitable parse error but in some cases it could result in an XSS
vulnerability (CVE-2013-6430).