Bug 1123726 (CVE-2008-6504) - CVE-2008-6504 Apache Struts2/WebWorks/XWork: ParameterInterceptors bypass allows OGNL statement execution
Summary: CVE-2008-6504 Apache Struts2/WebWorks/XWork: ParameterInterceptors bypass all...
Alias: CVE-2008-6504
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: 1123737
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-28 06:37 UTC by Arun Babu Neelicattu
Modified: 2019-09-17 20:28 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-10-10 00:50:06 UTC

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Description Arun Babu Neelicattu 2014-07-28 06:37:51 UTC
It was discovered that ParametersInterceptor in OpenSymphony XWork 2.0.x before 2.0.6 and 2.1.x before 2.1.2, as used in Apache Struts and other products, does not properly restrict # (pound sign) references to context objects, which allows remote attackers to execute Object-Graph Navigation Language (OGNL) statements and modify server-side context objects, as demonstrated by use of a \u0023 representation for the # character.



Comment 1 gil cattaneo 2014-07-28 10:21:26 UTC
for now i not interested to upgrade struts to 2.x series

Comment 3 Chess Hazlett 2019-09-17 20:28:42 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.

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