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CVE-2014-1904 XSS when using Spring MVC
From: Pivotal Security Team <security () gopivotal com>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:47:55 -0700 (PDT)

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CVE-2014-1904 XSS when using Spring MVC

Severity: Moderate

Vendor: Spring by Pivotal

Versions Affected:
- - Spring MVC 3.0.0 to 3.2.8
- - Spring MVC 4.0.0 to 4.0.1
- - Earlier unsupported versions may be affected

Description:
When a programmer does not specify the action on the Spring form, Spring
automatically populates the action field with the requested uri. An atacker can
use this to inject malicious content into the form.

Mitigation:
Users of affected versions should apply the following mitigation:
- - Users of 3.x should upgrade to 3.2.8 or later
- - Users of 4.x should upgrade to 4.0.2 or later

Credit:
This issue was discovered and reported responsibly to the Pivotal security team
by Paul Wowk of CAaNES LLC.

References:
https://jira.springsource.org/browse/SPR-11426
https://github.com/spring-projects/spring-framework/commit/741b4b229ae032bd17175b46f98673ce0bd2d485

History:
2014-Mar-11: Initial vulnerability report published.
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