Apache Struts 2.x < 2.3.28 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 90153


The remote Windows host contains a web application that uses a Java framework that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Apache Struts running on the remote Windows host is 2.x prior to 2.3.28. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists due to double OGNL evaluation of attribute values assigned to certain tags. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request, to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0785)

- A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists due to improper validation of user-supplied input when using the I18NInterceptor. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session. (CVE-2016-2162)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the Object-Graph Navigation Language (OGNL) component due to a flaw in the implementation of the cache for stored method references. A context-dependent attacker can exploit this to block access to arbitrary websites.

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


Upgrade to Apache Struts version 2.3.28 or later. Alternatively, apply the workaround referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90153

File Name: struts_2_3_28_win_local.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/03/24

Modified: 2016/10/28

Dependencies: 73943

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:struts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/03/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0785, CVE-2016-2162, CVE-2016-3093

OSVDB: 135892, 135902, 139233