CVE-2019-3795 Spring Security insecure randomness vulnerability 

Issue date: 28-08-2019
Affects versions: 12.6

Issue ID: SECURITY-116


Affected Product Version(s)
12.6.5 (and previous patch releases)






Spring Security, versions 4.2.x up to 4.2.12, and older unsupported versions support plain text passwords using PlaintextPasswordEncoder. If an application using an affected version of Spring Security is leveraging PlaintextPasswordEncoder and a user has a null encoded password, a malicious user (or attacker) can authenticate using a password of "null".

This vulnerability is classified with severity high. 

The affected third-party library has been updated to the latest compatible version available. For 12.6.6, this is Spring Security 4.2.13.



Every customer is strongly advised to upgrade as soon as possible to the latest maintenance release as indicated above, or higher. This can be done by simply incrementing the version number of the parent POM for the implementation project.