Bug 1488482 (CVE-2017-9805) - CVE-2017-9805 struts: RCE attack via REST plugin with XStream handler to deserialise XML requests
Summary: CVE-2017-9805 struts: RCE attack via REST plugin with XStream handler to dese...
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2017-9805
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability   
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Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1488487 1488488
Blocks: 1488486
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Reported: 2017-09-05 13:47 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2018-03-28 13:11 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: struts 2.5.13
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The REST Plugin in Apache Struts2 is using a XStreamHandler with an instance of XStream for deserialization without any type filtering which could lead to Remote Code Execution when deserializing XML payloads. An attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code or conduct further attacks.
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Last Closed: 2017-09-06 08:51:03 UTC
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Description Adam Mariš 2017-09-05 13:47:04 UTC
The REST Plugin is using a XStreamHandler with an instance of XStream for deserialization without any type filtering and this can lead to Remote Code Execution when deserializing XML payloads.

Affected versions:

Struts 2.5 - Struts 2.5.12

External References:

https://struts.apache.org/docs/s2-052.html

Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2017-09-05 14:01:34 UTC
Created struts tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-7 [bug 1488487]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1488488]

Comment 2 Chess Hazlett 2017-09-05 18:28:35 UTC
Statement:

This issue did not affect any of the Red Hat products as they did not include the Apache Struts 2 package.


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