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Apache Struts ParametersInterceptor Remote Code Execution

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Apache Struts ParametersInterceptor Remote Code Execution



This module exploits a remote command execution vulnerability in Apache Struts versions < This issue is caused because the ParametersInterceptor allows for the use of parentheses which in turn allows it to interpret parameter values as OGNL expressions during certain exception handling for mismatched data types of properties which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary Java code via a crafted parameter.


  • Meder Kydyraliev
  • Richard Hicks <scriptmonkey.blog@gmail.com>
  • mihi
  • Christian Mehlmauer <FireFart@gmail.com>




Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/multi/http/struts_code_exec_parameters
msf exploit(struts_code_exec_parameters) > show targets
msf exploit(struts_code_exec_parameters) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(struts_code_exec_parameters) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(struts_code_exec_parameters) > exploit

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