Oracle Linux 5 : struts (ELSA-2014-0474)

High Nessus Plugin ID 73935


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:0474 :

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.


Update the affected struts packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73935

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-0474.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/05/09

Modified: 2016/05/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/07

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Apache Struts ClassLoader Manipulation Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0114

BID: 67121

OSVDB: 106409

RHSA: 2014:0474