F5 Networks BIG-IP : Apache Struts vulnerabilities (K35226442)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 184328


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


The version of F5 Networks BIG-IP installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the K35226442 advisory.

- An access permission override in Apache Struts 2.0.0 to 2.5.20 may cause a Denial of Service when performing a file upload. (CVE-2019-0233)

- Apache Struts 2.0.0 to 2.5.20 forced double OGNL evaluation, when evaluated on raw user input in tag attributes, may lead to remote code execution. (CVE-2019-0230)

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


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K35226442.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 184328

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL35226442.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 11/3/2023

Updated: 1/2/2024

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-0230


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_acceleration_manager, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/11/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/7/2019

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Apache Struts 2 Forced Multi OGNL Evaluation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-0230, CVE-2019-0233