Rule Category

SERVER-WEBAPP -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in web based applications on servers.

Alert Message

SERVER-WEBAPP XStream void primitive denial of service attempt

Rule Explanation

The REST Plugin in Apache Struts 2.3.7 through 2.3.33 and 2.5 through 2.5.12 is using an outdated XStream library which is vulnerable and allow perform a DoS attack using malicious request with specially crafted XML payload. Impact: CVSS base score 7.5 CVSS impact score 3.6 CVSS exploitability score 3.9 confidentialityImpact NONE integrityImpact NONE availabilityImpact NONE Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

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CVE

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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2017-9793
The REST Plugin in Apache Struts 2.3.7 through 2.3.33 and 2.5 through 2.5.12 is using an outdated XStream library which is vulnerable and allow perform a DoS attack using malicious request with specially crafted XML payload.
Details
Severity Base Score7.5
Impact Score3.6 Exploit Score3.9
Confidentiality ImpactNONE Integrity ImpactNONE
Availability ImpactHIGH Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access
CVE-2018-1327
The Apache Struts REST Plugin is using XStream library which is vulnerable and allow perform a DoS attack when using a malicious request with specially crafted XML payload. Upgrade to the Apache Struts version 2.5.16 and switch to an optional Jackson XML handler as described here http://struts.apache.org/plugins/rest/#custom-contenttypehandlers. Another option is to implement a custom XML handler based on the Jackson XML handler from the Apache Struts 2.5.16.
Details
Severity Base Score
Impact Score Exploit Score
Confidentiality Impact Integrity Impact
Availability Impact Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access