Apache Struts 2.0.x < 2.2.1 Security Bypass Vulnerability (S2-003)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 117390


A web application running on the remote host uses a Java framework that is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


The version of Apache Struts running on the remote host is 2.0.x prior to 2.2.1. It is, therefore, affected by a security bypass vulnerability in ParameterInterceptor due to improper validation of user-supplied input data. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this, to manipulate server side context objects.

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 2.2.1 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 117390

File Name: struts_2_0_12.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 9/10/2018

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: Ognl execution


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS Score Source: manual


Risk Factor: Critical

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

Patch Publication Date: 6/22/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/22/2008