CentOS 5 : struts (CESA-2014:0474)

high Nessus Plugin ID 73922
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated struts packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Apache Struts is a framework for building web applications with Java.

It was found that the Struts 1 ActionForm object allowed access to the 'class' parameter, which is directly mapped to the getClass() method.
A remote attacker could use this flaw to manipulate the ClassLoader used by an application server running Struts 1. This could lead to remote code execution under certain conditions. (CVE-2014-0114)

All struts users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. All running applications using struts must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected struts packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?4770c1cd

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73922

File Name: centos_RHSA-2014-0474.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/9/2014

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-0114

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:struts, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:struts-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:struts-manual, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:struts-webapps-tomcat5, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/7/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/30/2014

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Apache Struts ClassLoader Manipulation Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0114

BID: 67121

RHSA: 2014:0474