Spring4Shell-POC - Dockerized Spring4Shell (CVE-2022-22965) PoC Application And Exploit

This is a dockerized application that is vulnerable to the Spring4Shell vulnerability (CVE-2022-22965). Full Java source for the war is provided and modifiable, the war will get re-built whenever the docker image is built. The built WAR will then be loaded by Tomcat. There is nothing special about this application, it's a simple hello world that's based off Spring tutorials.

Details: https://www.lunasec.io/docs/blog/spring-rce-vulnerabilities

Having issues with the POC? Check out the LunaSec fork at: https://github.com/lunasec-io/Spring4Shell-POC, it's more actively maintained.


  1. Docker
  2. Python3 + requests library


  1. Clone the repository
  2. Build and run the container: docker build . -t spring4shell && docker run -p 8080:8080 spring4shell
  3. App should now be available at http://localhost:8080/helloworld/greeting

  1. Run the exploit.py script: python exploit.py --url "http://localhost:8080/helloworld/greeting"

  1. Visit the created webshell! Modify the cmd GET parameter for your commands. (http://localhost:8080/shell.jsp by default)


Fixed! As of this writing, the container (possibly just Tomcat) must be restarted between exploitations. I'm actively trying to resolve this.

Re-running the exploit will create an extra artifact file of {old_filename}_.jsp.

PRs/DMs @Rezn0k are welcome for improvements!


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