Check Point Reference:CPAI-2014-1480
Date Published: 25 Apr 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2014-0094
Protection Provided by:
Who is Vulnerable? Apache Software Foundation Struts 1.x
Apache Software Foundation Struts 2.0.0 - 2.3.16
Vulnerability Description A security bypass vulnerability exists in Apache Struts. The vulnerability is due to inadequate validation of data processed by ParametersInterceptor allowing for manipulation of the ClassLoader. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by providing a class parameter in a request.

Protection Overview

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

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

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apache Struts ParametersInterceptor ClassLoader Security Bypass protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Apache Server Protection Violation
Attack Information: Apache Struts ParametersInterceptor ClassLoader Security Bypass