Bug 1116665 (CVE-2014-3540) - CVE-2014-3540 commons-beanutils: 'class' property is exposed, potentially leading to RCE
Summary: CVE-2014-3540 commons-beanutils: 'class' property is exposed, potentially lea...
Alias: CVE-2014-3540
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1116671
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Reported: 2014-07-07 02:03 UTC by David Jorm
Modified: 2021-02-17 06:25 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-07-09 07:08:22 UTC

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Description David Jorm 2014-07-07 02:03:37 UTC
It was found that commons-beanutils exposes the class property by default, with no mechanism to disable access to it. If a framework built on commons-beanutils does not otherwise suppress access to the class property, then a remote attacker could use this flaw to manipulate the ClassLoader used by the underlying container. This could lead to remote code execution under certain conditions.

Comment 1 David Jorm 2014-07-07 02:30:32 UTC

MITRE has rejected this CVE ID, favoring the use of CVE-2014-0114.

This flaw was the root cause of CVE-2014-0114, a flaw in Apache Struts 1 that could lead to unauthenticated remote code execution under certains conditions. Other frameworks built on commons-beanutils, such as Apache Stripes, are likely to expose similar issues. commons-beanutils 1.9.2 has now shipped, including a specialized BeanIntrospector implementation that allows suppressing properties. Frameworks built on commons-beantutils can make use of the new pre-configured SuppressPropertiesBeanIntrospector to address this flaw.

Comment 3 David Jorm 2014-07-09 07:09:26 UTC
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