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

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0901
Date Published: 17 Feb 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: 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.

Security Gateway R70 / R71 / R75 and above

  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.

SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Authentication Protocols Violation
Attack Information: Apache Struts Debugging Interceptor Remote Code Execution

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