Apache Struts 2.3.2x / 2.3.3x < 2.3.31 Convention Plugin Path Traversal RCE

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 94336


The remote Windows host contains a web application that uses a Java framework that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Apache Struts running on the remote Windows host is 2.3.2x or 2.3.3x prior to 2.3.30. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the Convention plugin due to a flaw that allows traversing outside of a restricted path. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted path traversal request, to execute arbitrary code on the remote server.

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 2.3.31 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 94336

File Name: struts_2_3_31_win_local.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/10/27

Modified: 2016/12/19

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:struts

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Struts

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6795

BID: 93773

OSVDB: 145647