Spring4Shell Vulnerability: Ariadne Software are pleased to advise our customers that the CoolSpools application is not impacted by the Spring4Shell vulnerability identified as CVE-2022-22965, and that no software updates are required to your CoolSpools application as a result of this vulnerability.

CVE-2022-22965 is a critical software vulnerability that affects applications built on the Spring framework (Spring MVC or Spring WebFlux), most commonly when deployed as WAR files served on Apache Tomcat. It is a major concern to organisations worldwide, with many companies embarking on a wholesale review of their software to ensure that they are not susceptible to attack.

The CoolSpools product does not make use of the Spring framework, Tomcat or WAR files, so there are no modules of CoolSpools that are affected by this vulnerability.

About CoolSpools from Ariadne Software


CoolSpools is an easy to use, cost-effective solution which enables the automated transfer of data and documents to employees, customers and suppliers. It provides software solutions for the IBM i platform and converts database files and converts spool to Excel, PDF and other formats, enabling you to move away from paper-based documents and save time and money.

CoolSpools is flexible and adaptable, enabling end-users and ISVs to easily integrate it into their customised programs and software packages to enhance the functionality in distributing and managing data and documents.

Many of the world’s most trusted brands have been using our software for over a decade to gain a competitive advantage. CoolSpools makes internal processes more efficient and increases productivity by automating manual processes.

Ariadne has more than 900 customers in 50+ countries, whose CoolSpools implementations span various industries, including Finance, Banking, Retail, Government, pharmaceuticals, and Manufacturing.

Our partner community consists of over 90 organisations, including; IBM resellerssoftware vendors and independent consultants who each deliver unique solutions for their specific customer requirements.

In 2021 CoolSpools introduced a managed services program to help clients projects and train deliver their p client teams in advanced IBM i / AS400 reporting and data management techniques. Our consultants, developers and software engineers are on hand to provide data modernisation with the CoolSpools Suite of solutions. So, whether you are looking to generate a single report in PDF format – or a more complex XML integration – the CoolSpools team can help.

Based in Wilmslow, UK, Ariadne Software is a team of IBM i specialists with a combined experience of over 200 years in product development and support.

We have attained IBM Advanced Business Partner status and are regularly commended by our customers for quality products and customer service.