Check Point Advisories

Apache Struts2 Freemarker Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-12611) - Ver2

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-0779
Date Published: 15 Apr 2018
Severity: High
Last Updated: 31 Jul 2018
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-12611
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Apache Software Foundation Struts 2.1.1
Apache Software Foundation Struts 2.0.9
Apache Software Foundation Struts 2.0.5
Apache Software Foundation Struts 2.0.2
Apache Software Foundation Struts 2.0.3
Apache Software Foundation Struts 2.0.11.1
Apache Software Foundation Struts 2.0.11.2
Apache Software Foundation Struts 2.0.8
Apache Software Foundation Struts 2.0.6
Apache Software Foundation Struts 2.0.7
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Apache. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection detects 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 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apache Struts2 Freemarker Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-12611) - Ver2 protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Apache Server Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Apache Struts2 Freemarker Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-12611) - Ver2

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