Apache Struts 2.3.20 Incorrect Default Exclude Pattern (S2-024)

high Nessus Plugin ID 83487


The remote web server hosts a web application that uses a Java framework that contains incorrect default exclude patterns.


The remote web server is using Apache Struts version 2.3.20. It is, therefore, affected by an issue where the default exclude patterns are incorrect when using default settings. This allows a remote attacker to impact the internal application's state.

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


Upgrade to Apache Struts version or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83487

File Name: struts_2_3_20_1_win_local.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 5/15/2015

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-1831


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:struts

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 5/6/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/6/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1831