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Apache Struts Debugging Interceptor Remote Code Execution (CVE-2012-0394)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0901
Date Published:
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-0394
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75 and above
Who is Vulnerable?
Apache struts 2
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Apache Struts 2 web application framework. The vulnerability is due to insufficient input sanitization when running commands in "developer mode". A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP request to a vulnerable server. A successful attack attempt could result in the execution of arbitrary Java code, including the launching of OS commands.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R70 / R71 / R75 and above

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apache Struts Debugging Interceptor Remote Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Authentication Protocols Violation
Attack Information: Apache Struts Debugging Interceptor Remote Code Execution