Apache Struts 2.0.0 < Denial of Service (S2-063)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 177229


Apache Struts installed on the remote host is affected by Denial of Service vulnerability


The version of Apache Struts installed on the remote host is prior to It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the S2-063 advisory.

- WW-4620 added autoGrowCollectionLimit to XWorkListPropertyAccessor, but it only handles setProperty() and not getProperty(). This could lead to OOM if developer has set CreateIfNull to true for the underlying Collection type field. (CVE-2023-34149)

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


Upgrade to Apache Struts version or later. Alternatively, apply the workaround as referenced in in the vendor's security bulletin

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 177229

File Name: struts_S2-063.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 6/13/2023

Updated: 9/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-34149


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:struts

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/5/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-34149

IAVA: 2023-A-0287-S