Apache Struts 2 CookieInterceptor Unspecified Security Bypass (S2-022)

2014-05-09T00:00:00
ID STRUTS_2_3_16_3.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-09-17T00:00:00

Description

The remote web application appears to use Struts 2, a Java based web application framework. The version of Struts 2 in use is affected by a security bypass vulnerability due to a flaw with CookieInterceptor. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this issue to manipulate the ClassLoader and modify a session state to bypass security restrictions.

Note that this vulnerability can only be exploited when a wildcard character is used to configure the 'cookiesName' value.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(73944);
  script_version("1.13");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/09/17 21:46:53");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-0116");
  script_bugtraq_id(67218);

  script_name(english:"Apache Struts 2 CookieInterceptor Unspecified Security Bypass (S2-022)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the Struts 2 version.");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote web server contains a web application that uses a Java
framework that is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The remote web application appears to use Struts 2, a Java based web
application framework. The version of Struts 2 in use is affected by
a security bypass vulnerability due to a flaw with CookieInterceptor.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this issue to
manipulate the ClassLoader and modify a session state to bypass
security restrictions.

Note that this vulnerability can only be exploited when a wildcard
character is used to configure the 'cookiesName' value.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead
relied only on the application's self-reported version number.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/WW/S2-022");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Upgrade to version 2.3.16.3 or later.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2014-0116");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2014/05/03");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2014/05/03");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2014/05/09");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"potential_vulnerability", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/a:apache:struts");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"Misc.");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

  script_dependencies("os_fingerprint.nasl", "struts_detect_win.nbin", "struts_detect_nix.nbin");
  script_require_keys("Settings/ParanoidReport");
  script_require_ports("installed_sw/Apache Struts","installed_sw/Struts");

  exit(0);
}
include("vcf.inc");

if (report_paranoia < 2) audit(AUDIT_PARANOID);

win_local = FALSE;
os = get_kb_item_or_exit("Host/OS");
if ('windows' >< tolower(os)) win_local = TRUE;

app_info = vcf::get_app_info(app:"Apache Struts", win_local:win_local);

vcf::check_granularity(app_info:app_info, sig_segments:3);

constraints = [
  { "min_version" : "2.0.0", "max_version" : "2.3.16.2", "fixed_version" : "2.3.16.3" }
];

vcf::check_version_and_report(app_info:app_info, constraints:constraints, severity:SECURITY_WARNING);