Apache Struts 2.x < RCE (S2-009)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 117403


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


The version of Apache Struts running on the remote host is 2.x prior to It, therefore, is affected a possible remote command execution vulnerability.

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


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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 117403

File Name: struts_2_3_1_2.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 2018/09/11

Modified: 2018/09/17

Dependencies: 99671, 11936, 73943

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Remote command execution

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC: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: 2012/01/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/01/19

Exploitable With

CANVAS (White_Phosphorus)

Metasploit (Apache Struts ParametersInterceptor Remote Code Execution)

Elliot (Apache-Struts ParameterInterceptor < RCE Linux)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3923

BID: 51628