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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache Struts Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Apache Struts REST Plugin JSON Library Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039946
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-15707   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 1 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.5 - 2.5.14
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Struts. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted JSON data to trigger a flaw in the REST Plugin's default JSON-lib handler and cause denial of service conditions.

Huijun Chen, XiaoLong Zhu - Huawei Technologies reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 5 2018 (IBM Issues Fix for IBM InfoSphere Metadata Workbench) Apache Struts REST Plugin JSON Library Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
IBM has issued a fix for IBM InfoSphere Metadata Workbench.

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