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Grafana Labs has found no evidence that it has been impacted by the Spring4Shell vulnerability

18 Apr 2022 2 min read

As described by NIST, in Spring Cloud Function versions 3.1.6, 3.2.2 and older unsupported versions, when using routing functionality, it is possible for a user to provide a specially crafted SpEL as a routing-expression that may result in remote code execution and access to local resources.

The vulnerability was initially reported on March 29, 2022. Grafana Labs has reviewed our code base, issues, projects, vulnerabilities, libraries, and licenses, and we found no evidence that we have been impacted by the Spring4Shell vulnerability.

For more information and according to VMware, the Spring4Shell vulnerability bypasses the patch for CVE-2010-1622, causing CVE-2010-1622 to become exploitable again. The bypass of the patch can occur because Java Development Kit (JDK) versions 9 and later provide two sandbox restriction methods, providing a path to exploit CVE-2010-1622 (JDK versions before 9 only provide one sandbox restriction method).

CISA encourages users and administrators to immediately apply the necessary updates in the Spring Blog posts that provide the Spring Cloud Function updates addressing CVE-2022-22963 and the Spring Framework updates addressing CVE-2022-22965. CISA also recommends reviewing VMWare Tanzu Vulnerability Report CVE-2022-22965: Spring Framework RCE via Data Binding on JDK 9+ and CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) Vulnerability Note VU #970766 for more information.

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