cve-2023-34053 – Medium – CVE-2023-34053: Spring Framework server Web Observations DoS Vulnerability

Spring Security Advisory

In Spring Framework versions 6.0.0 – 6.0.13, it is possible for a user to provide specially crafted HTTP requests that may cause a denial-of-service (DoS) condition.

Specifically, an application is vulnerable when all of the following are true:

  • the application uses Spring MVC or Spring WebFlux
  • io.micrometer:micrometer-core is on the classpath
  • an ObservationRegistry is configured in the application to record observations

Typically, Spring Boot applications need the org.springframework.boot:spring-boot-actuator dependency to meet all conditions.