Arbitrary Code Execution Affecting org.apache.struts:struts2-core package, versions [,2.3.34) [2.4,2.5.12)


0.0
critical
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10

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity Low
    Confidentiality High
    Integrity High
    Availability High

    Threat Intelligence

    Exploit Maturity Mature
    EPSS 97.3% (100th percentile)
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NVD
9.8 critical

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JAVA-ORGAPACHESTRUTS-31503
  • published 6 Sep 2017
  • disclosed 5 Sep 2017
  • credit Lupin, David Greene, Roland McIntosh

How to fix?

Developers are strongly advised to upgrade their Apache Struts components to version 2.3.34, 2.5.12 or higher.

Overview

Apache Struts2 is a popular open-source framework for developing web applications in the Java programming language.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to arbitrary code execution. Using expression literals or forcing expressions in Freemarker tags (see example snippet below), and using request values can lead to remote code execution.

<@s.hidden name="redirectUri" value=redirectUri />
<@s.hidden name="redirectUri" value="${redirectUri}" />
<@s.hidden name="${redirectUri}"/>

In both cases a writable property is used in the value attribute and in both cases this is treated as an expression by Freemarker. Please be aware that using Struts expression evaluation style is safe:

<@s.hidden name="redirectUri" value="%{redirectUri}" />
<@s.hidden name="%{redirectUri}"/>