Apache Struts 2 Command Execution Vulnerability in Multiple Cisco Products

2013-10-23T16:00:00
ID CISCO-SA-20131023-STRUTS2
Type cisco
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-10-12T12:30:06

Description

A vulnerability in the DefaultActionMapper component could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the targeted system.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied input. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted requests consisting of Object-Graph Navigation Language (OGNL) expressions. An exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system.

Multiple Cisco products include an implementation of the Apache Struts 2 component that is affected by a remote command execution vulnerability.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied input. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted requests consisting of Object-Graph Navigation Language (OGNL) expressions to an affected system. An exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability for all the affected products except Cisco Business Edition 3000. Cisco Business Edition 3000 customers should contact their Cisco representative for available options.

Workarounds that mitigate this vulnerability are not available. This advisory is available at the following link:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20131023-struts2["http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20131023-struts2"]