Apache Struts 2 CookieInterceptor Unspecified Security Bypass

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73944


The remote web server contains a web application that uses a Java framework that is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


The remote web application appears to use Struts 2, a Java based web application framework. The version of Struts 2 in use is affected by a security bypass vulnerability due to a flaw with CookieInterceptor.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this issue to manipulate the ClassLoader and modify a session state to bypass security restrictions.

Note that this vulnerability can only be exploited when a wildcard character is used to configure the 'cookiesName' value.

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


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73944

File Name: struts_2_3_16_3.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/05/09

Modified: 2017/01/30

Dependencies: 73943

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:struts

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Struts, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/05/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0116

BID: 67218

OSVDB: 106550