Intrusion Prevention

Apache.Struts.2.Dynamic.Method.Invocation.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Apache Struts 2.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitizing of user supplied inputs in the application. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted request.

Affected Products

Struts 2.3.20 - Struts Struts 2.3.28 (except 2.3.20.2 and 2.3.24.2)

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Refer to the vendor's advisory for updates:
https://struts.apache.org/docs/s2-032.html

CVE References

CVE-2016-3081