Apache Struts Security Fix Released

Number: AV14-023
Date: 28 April 2014

Purpose

The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to Security fixes released for Apache Struts.

Assessment

The Apache Struts group has released security fixes to solve two security issues in Apache Struts. If left unpatched it could allow an unauthenticated attacker to perform remote code execution on vulnerable servers.

Affected software versions:

Suggested action

CCIRC recommends that owner/operators test and deploy the vendor released updates or workarounds to affected platforms accordingly.

References:

CCIRC Alert AL14-025 - Apache Struts: Zero-Day Exploit Mitigation 
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/cybr-ctr/2014/al14-025-eng.aspx

Apache Stuts group Announcement 
http://struts.apache.org/announce.html#a20140424

Download 
http://struts.apache.org/download.cgi#struts23162

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