Check Point Advisories

Apache Struts Wildcard Matching OGNL Code Execution - High Confidence (CVE-2013-2134)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-2167
Date Published: 1 Jul 2013
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 9 Jul 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2013-2134
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description The vulnerability exists in Apache Struts Object-Graph Navigation Language (OGNL) expressions. Successful exploitation will allow an attacker to execute arbitrary OGNL code. The vulnerability is due to the way OGNL expressions encoded in a URI to be evaluated bypassing both Struts and OGNL. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted HTTP requests to a server.

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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apache Struts Wildcard Matching OGNL Code Execution - High Confidence protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Apache Server Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Apache Struts wildcard matching OGNL code execution - high confidence

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