Bug 1480608 (CVE-2017-9787) - CVE-2017-9787 struts: Denial of service when using a Spring AOP functionality
Summary: CVE-2017-9787 struts: Denial of service when using a Spring AOP functionality
Alias: CVE-2017-9787
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1480611 1480610
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Reported: 2017-08-11 13:36 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2021-02-17 01:44 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 03:20:25 UTC

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Description Pedro Sampaio 2017-08-11 13:36:21 UTC
A flaw was found in Apache Struts 2.3.7 through 2.3.32 and 2.5 through When using a Spring AOP functionality to secure Struts actions it is possible to perform a DoS attack even if user was not properly authenticated but an application mixed secured and not secured actions in one class.



Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2017-08-11 13:36:48 UTC
Created struts tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-7 [bug 1480611]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1480610]

Comment 2 Chess Hazlett 2019-09-17 20:01:13 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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