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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache Struts Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Apache Struts REST Plugin Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036017
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-3087   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 2 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.3.20 - 2.3.28 (except and
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Struts. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted expression via the REST interface to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Systems with the Dynamic Method Invocation and using the REST Plugin with '!' operation are affected.

Alvaro Munoz reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (,,

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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