Apache Struts 2.x < 2.3.20 Multiple ClassLoader Manipulation Vulnerabilities (S2-021)

high Nessus Plugin ID 117457

Synopsis

A web application running on the remote host uses a Java framework that is affected by multiple class loader vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of Apache Struts running on the remote host is 2.x prior to to 2.3.20. It, therefore, is affected by multiple class loader vulnerabilities:

- A class loader vulnerability exists in ParametersInterceptor due to improper access restriction to the getClass method. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this to manipulate the ClassLoader and execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-0112)

- A class loader vulnerability exists in CookieInterceptor due to improper access restriction to the getClass. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request which uses a wildcard cookiesName value to manipulate the ClassLoader and execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-0113)

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

Solution

Upgrade to Apache Struts version 2.3.20 or later

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?736174c4

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117457

File Name: struts_2_3_16_2.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 9/12/2018

Updated: 4/11/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-0113

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:struts

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/24/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/24/2014

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Apache Struts ClassLoader Manipulation Remote Code Execution)

Elliot (Apache-Struts DefaultActionMapper < 2.3.15.1 RCE Linux)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0112, CVE-2014-0113

BID: 61189, 61196