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Security advisories — Feb 27, 2019

RCE Vulnerability in Apache Struts

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On August 22, 2018, the Apache Software Foundation acknowledged a critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability in all versions of Apache Struts 2 [1]. Successful Remote Code Execution could allow threat actors to perform a variety of malicious actions and potentially gain full remote access to the affected system. Previously, exploits for critical vulnerabilities in Apache Struts were developed a short time after disclosure [2]. The prevalence of Apache Struts combined with the potential impact creates considerable motivation for threat actors to weaponize the latest vulnerability. This vulnerability is being publicly tracked as CVE-2018-11776 [3].

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[1] S2-057
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/WW/S2-057

[2] Synopsis: Software Integrity Blog: Examining Apache Struts remote code execution vulnerabilities
https://www.synopsys.com/blogs/software-security/apache-struts-remote-code-execution-vulnerabilities/

[3] Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2018-11776
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11776

[4] Semmle Discovers Critical Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Apache Struts (CVE-2018-11776)
https://semmle.com/news/apache-struts-CVE-2018-11776