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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache Struts Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Apache Struts TextParseUtil.translateVariables() Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035267
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035267
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 15 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.0.0 - 2.3.16.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Struts. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The TextParseUtil.translateVariables function does not filter user-supplied OGNL expressions. A remote user can send specially crafted string data incorporating ANTLR tooling to execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Applications that pass unfiltered user-supplied data to TextParseUtil.translateVariables or ActionSupport's getText methods may be affected.

Huawei PSIRT Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.3.24.1) [in September 2015].

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://struts.apache.org/docs/s2-027.html

Vendor URL:  struts.apache.org/docs/s2-027.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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