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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache Struts Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Apache Struts REST Plugin XStream Library Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039262
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-9793   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 5 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.3.7 - 2.3.33, 2.5 - 2.5.12
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Struts. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted XML data to trigger a flaw in the outdated XStream library in the REST Plugin and cause denial of service conditions.

Huijun Chen and Xiaolong Zhu reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.3.34, 2.5.13).

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 9 2017 (Cisco Issues Advisory for Cisco Media Experience Engine) Apache Struts REST Plugin XStream Library Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Cisco has issued an advisory for Cisco MXE 3500 Series Media Experience Engine.

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