Bug 1430326 (CVE-2017-5638) - CVE-2017-5638 struts2: RCE when performing file upload based on Jakarta Multipart parser
Summary: CVE-2017-5638 struts2: RCE when performing file upload based on Jakarta Multi...
Alias: CVE-2017-5638
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-03-08 11:41 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2021-02-04 00:53 UTC (History)
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A flaw was reported in Apache Struts 2 that could allow an attacker to perform remote code execution with a malicious Content-Type value.
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Last Closed: 2017-03-08 11:44:23 UTC

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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-03-08 11:41:54 UTC
It is possible to perform a RCE attack with a malicious Content-Type value. If the Content-Type value isn't valid an exception is thrown which is then used to display an error message to a user.

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Comment 3 Kurt Seifried 2017-03-09 16:39:14 UTC
It doesn't appear that Satellite version 5.x is affected (struts 1) either. Thread 15aa3463cdf3ff5f.

Comment 7 Chess Hazlett 2019-09-17 20:21:50 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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