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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache Struts Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Apache Struts 'includeParams' Bugs Permit Remote Command Execution and Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028622
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028622
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-1966, CVE-2013-2115   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 4 2013
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.0.0 - 2.3.14.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Struts. A remote user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The system does not properly filter the 'includeParams' attribute. A remote user can supply a specially crafted request to inject arbitrary OGNL code and bypass Struts and OGNL library protections.

This can also be exploited to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

[Editor's note: The original vulnerability was assigned CVE-2013-1966 and was incorrectly fixed. The incorrect fix was assigned CVE-2013-2115.]

Eric Kobrin and Douglas Rodrigues (Akamai), Coverity Security Research Laboratory, and the NSFOCUS Security Team reported this vulnerability.

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

A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the Struts software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.3.14.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://struts.apache.org/release/2.3.x/docs/s2-014.html

Vendor URL:  struts.apache.org/release/2.3.x/docs/s2-014.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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