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Vulnerability Alert

Apache Struts Action Mapping Mechanism Security Bypass Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-264: Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control
IntelliShield ID:30958
Version:1
First Published:2013 September 24 15:19 GMT
Last Published:2013 September 24 15:19 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-4310
BugTraq ID:62584
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:6.4 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:4.7
 
Version Summary:Apache Struts contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass security restrictions. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in the ActionMapper component of Apache Struts could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass security restrictions on a targeted system.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient security restrictions imposed by the affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using unknown vectors. An exploit could allow the attacker to gain unauthorized access on the system.

Apache.org has confirmed this vulnerability and released updated software.
 
Warning Indicators
Apache Struts versions 2.0.0 through 2.3.15.1 are vulnerable.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may need access to trusted or internal networks to be able to transmit crafted requests to the targeted system. This access requirement could limit the likelihood of a successful attack.
 
Vendor Announcements
Apache has released a security advisory at the following link: S2-018
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability to bypass security restrictions imposed by Apache Struts.
 
Technical Information
The vulnerability is in the mapping mechanism, which is supposed to attach navigational information to buttons in forms. The prefix action: fails to perform its intended operation. An attacker could bypass security restrictions.

Further technical information is not available.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
Apache has released updated software at the following link: Struts 2.3.15.2
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
Apache Software FoundationStruts 2.0 .Base, .1, .2, .3, .4, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9, .10, .11.1, .11.2, .12, .13 | 2.1 .0, .1, .2, .3, .4, .5, .6, .8, .8.1 | 2.2 .1, .1.1, .3, .3.1 | 2.3 .1, .1.1, .4, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9, .10, .11, .12, .13, .14, .15, .15.1

Associated Products:
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