Apache Struts Vulnerability (CVE-2017-9805)

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On September 6, 2017, the Apache Foundation released information on three seperate vulnerabilities affecting Apache Struts. One of the vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-9805) takes advantage of a weakness in the Struts REST plugin.

Successful exploitation would allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code and potentially take control of the system. The following applications/systems are affected by this vulnerability as listed in the Apache Security Bulletin S2-052 description:

  • Apache Struts 2.1.2 – Struts 2.3.34
  • Apache Struts 2.5 – Struts 2.5.12

Further details regarding this vulnerability can be found on Apache’s website:

Apache Struts Security Bulletin – Critical:

Apache Struts Vulnerability CVE-2017-9805: