Spring Boot Security Bypass Vulnerability (CVS-2023-20873) Notice

Spring Boot Security Bypass Vulnerability (CVS-2023-20873) Notice

abril 25, 2023 | NSFOCUS


Recently, NSFOCUS CERT found that Spring officially issued a security notice, which fixed a Spring Boot authentication bypass vulnerability (CVE-2023-20873). When Spring Boot is deployed to Cloud Foundry and there is code/cloudFoundryapplication/* * that can handle matching requests, and used in conjunction with a catch all request mapping that matches/* *, unauthenticated remote attackers can achieve security bypass through wildcard pattern matching on Cloud Foundry. Please take measures to protect affected users as soon as possible.

Spring Boot is a rapid development framework, which is based on the Spring Framework and aims to simplify the configuration and deployment of Spring applications.

CVS 2023-20873 Vulnerability Status:

Vulnerability DetailsVulnerability PoCVulnerability EXPUtilization in the wilderness
UnpublishedUnpublishedUnpublishedNot currently present

Reference link: https://spring.io/security/cve-2023-20873

Scope of Impact

Affected version

  • 3.0.0 <= Spring Boot <= 3.0.5
  • 2.7.0 <= Spring Boot <= 2.7.10
  • Unsupported old version

Unaffected version

  • Spring Boot >= 3.0.6
  • Spring Boot >= 2.7.11


View the current Spring Boot version number in the version tag of pom.xml:

If the Spring Boot version number is within the affected range, there may be a security risk.


Official upgrade

At present, the official security version has been released to fix this vulnerability. It is recommended that affected users upgrade the version as soon as possible for protection. The reference link is as follows:


Temporary measure

Disable the Cloud Foundry executor by adding the following code to the configuration file:



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