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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache Struts Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Apache Struts Conversion Error Lets Remote Users Inject Arbitrary Commands
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026402
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026402
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 9 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Struts. A remote user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system.

When a conversion error occurs, user-supplied input is evaluated as an OGNL expression. A remote user can send specially crafted data to execute arbitrary OGNL commands on the target system.

Hideyuki Suzumi reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.2.3.1) [in September 2011].

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://struts.apache.org/2.2.3.1/docs/version-notes-2231.html

Vendor URL:  struts.apache.org/2.2.3.1/docs/version-notes-2231.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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