Apache Struts CVE-2018-11776 Results With No Namespace Possible Remote Code Execution (S2-057)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 112036


A web application running on the remote host uses a Java framework that is affected by a possible remote code execution.


The version of Apache Struts running on the remote host is 2.3.x prior to 2.3.35, or 2.5.x prior to 2.5.17. It, therefore, contains a possible remote code execution vulnerability when results are used without setting a namespace along with an upper action that does not have a namespace set or has a wildcard namespace set.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Apache Struts version 2.3.35 or 2.5.17 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 112036

File Name: struts_2_5_17.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 2018/08/22

Modified: 2018/11/14

Dependencies: 73943, 99671, 11936

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Remote code execution

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:struts

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/08/22

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Apache Struts 2 Namespace Redirect OGNL Injection)

Elliot (Apache Struts 2 Multiple Tags Result Namespace Handling RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11776

BID: 105125