Apache Struts Security Update

Number: AV17-182
Date: 5 December 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the recently released critical security updates for Apache Struts and Apache CouchDB.

Assessment

Apache has released Struts 2.5.14.1 which contains security fixes to address a critical vulnerabilities in their software. Additionally, the vulnerability in Apache CouchDB could be used to give administrator level privileges to non-admin users.

Versions Affected:

CVE References: CVE-2017-7525, CVE-2017-15707, CVE-2017-12635, CVE-2017-12636

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators refer to the linked security bulletin where Apache outlines the updates that remediate these vulnerabilities.

References:

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/WW/S2-054
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/WW/S2-055
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-12635
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-12636

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