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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache Struts Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Apache Struts Bug Lets Remote Users Overwrite Files and Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026484
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026484
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 4 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of system information, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.1.0 - 2.3.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Struts. A remote user can execute arbitrary Java code on the target system. A remote user can overwrite arbitrary files on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to execute arbitrary Java code on the target system.

The ExceptionDelegator and CookieInterceptor functions are affected.

A remote user can exploit a flaw in the ParameterInterceptor function to overwrite arbitrary files on the target system.

Johannes Dahse, SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab, and Bruce Phillips reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary Java code on the target system.

A remote user can overwrite arbitrary files on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.3.1.1) and advises users to apply a stronger filter (as described in the vendor's advisory).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://struts.apache.org/2.x/docs/s2-008.html

Vendor URL:  struts.apache.org/2.x/docs/s2-008.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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