RHEL 6 : struts (RHSA-2014:0500)

high Nessus Plugin ID 79018
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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated struts packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4 and 5.5, and Red Hat Satellite 5.6.

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.

Red Hat Satellite is a systems management tool for Linux-based infrastructures. It allows for provisioning, monitoring, and remote management of multiple Linux deployments with a single, centralized tool.

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 Satellite users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. For this update to take effect, the tomcat6 service must be restarted ('service tomcat6 restart').


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79018

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2014-0500.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/8/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


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:redhat:enterprise_linux:struts, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:struts-core, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:struts-extras, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:struts-taglib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:struts-tiles, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/14/2014

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: 2014:0500