Bug 807485 (CVE-2012-1592)

Summary: CVE-2012-1592 struts2: xsltResult local code execution flaw
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Vincent Danen <vdanen>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Description Vincent Danen 2012-03-27 22:08:22 UTC
It was reported [1] that Apache Struts2 suffers from a local code execution flaw when processing malformed XSLT files.  This could allow a malicious remote user able to upload an arbitrary file and then view it (such as a graphics file), and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the struts2 process user.

NOTE: During normal usage, applications that receive untrusted input/files from remote users are expected to properly sanity-check the file and, if nothing else, not immediately make the file uploaded by an untrusted user, available to an untrusted user, without first checking the file.

[1] http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2012/Mar/110

Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2012-03-28 15:39:47 UTC
This was assigned CVE-2012-1592 as per:


Comment 3 Chess Hazlett 2019-09-17 20:37:49 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.