What You Need to Know About the Apache Struts Vulnerability by Gilad David Maayan


Apache Struts is a popular open-source framework, used to create web apps. Due to its popularity, Apache Struts attracts a large number of attackers. The framework has a considerable number of vulnerabilities, one of which was exploited during the notorious Equifax breach, way back in 2017. The framework has since been updated. However, even though these vulnerabilities have been made known and patched in the latest versions, many users have failed to upgrade.  What Is the Apache Struts Vulnerability? Apache Struts is an open-source Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework used to create web applications in Java. The Apache Struts vulnerability is a flaw that enables attackers to remotely execute code.  There are actually multiple vulnerabilities that have been discovered in the last few years which allow this sort of attack in Struts. Of these vulnerabilities, CVE-2017-5638 is the specific vulnerability used in the Equifax credit bureau breach in 2017. CVE-2017-5638 CVE-2017-9791 CVE-2017-9805 ....

February 17, 2020
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