Bug 773162 (CVE-2012-0392)

Summary: CVE-2012-0392 struts: arbitrary command execution via crafted HTTP Cookie header
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Vincent Danen <vdanen>
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Description Vincent Danen 2012-01-11 05:57:23 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2012-0392 to
the following vulnerability:

Name: CVE-2012-0392
URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-0392
Assigned: 20120108
Reference: BUGTRAQ:20120105 SEC Consult SA-20120104-0 :: Multiple critical vulnerabilities in Apache Struts2
Reference: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2012-01/0031.html
Reference: EXPLOIT-DB:18329
Reference: http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/18329
Reference: https://lists.immunityinc.com/pipermail/dailydave/2012-January/000011.html
Reference: https://www.sec-consult.com/files/20120104-0_Apache_Struts2_Multiple_Critical_Vulnerabilities.txt
Reference: http://struts.apache.org/2.x/docs/s2-008.html
Reference: http://struts.apache.org/2.x/docs/version-notes-2311.html
Reference: SECUNIA:47393
Reference: http://secunia.com/advisories/47393

The CookieInterceptor component in Apache Struts before does
not use the parameter-name whitelist, which allows remote attackers to
execute arbitrary commands via a crafted HTTP Cookie header that
triggers Java code execution through a static method.

Comment 1 David Jorm 2012-01-13 04:10:27 UTC
This issue only affects struts 2.

Comment 4 Chess Hazlett 2019-09-17 20:40:07 UTC

A previous statement by Red Hat related to this CVE, prior to August 2019, said that Apache Struts 2 is not included in any Red Hat products. This earlier statement was incorrect. While Struts 2 is not actively compiled, shipped, used, or enabled in any Red Hat provided final products, and does not cause any vulnerability in the product, struts2-core jars have been included in some products' source code packages. The inclusion was part of an import of the Google Guice repository, which includes struts2-core. Customers that build artefacts from our source code could be at risk. Red Hat will remove these artefacts from source code in future releases.

The products that included the Struts 2 artefacts in their source jars:
Fuse Service Works 6.0.0
Single Sign On 7.3.0+

If you have used the source package from one of these products to build artefacts on your system, you should do the following to remove potentially affected jars:
1. Run 'find . -name struts2*.jar' under the source location
2. Remove any files found
This will not affect the product, as the jar is included with the source of google-guice, but no functionality requiring struts2 is implemented.