CVE-2017-5638 Apache Struts Vulnerability in VASCO Products
Advisory ID vasco-sa-20170313-struts
Revision number 1.2
Date of Release March 14, 2017 08:00 AM UTC+1
Last update March 17, 2017 12:00 PM UTC+1
On Monday March 06, 2017 the Apache Struts 2 project issued a security bulletin about a Remote Code Execution vulnerability that exists in Apache Struts 2.
This security advisory contains information on the products that have been affected by the vulnerability and contains information on the availability of patches.
Following products are affected by the CVE-2017-5638 vulnerability:
- IDENTIKEY Authentication Server 3.5 and later
- IDENTIKEY Appliance 220.127.116.11 and later.
IDENTIKEY Authentication Server
IDENTIKEY Virtual Appliance
The following vulnerability description is extracted from the NIST National Vulnerability Database:
“The Jakarta Multipart parser in Apache Struts 2 2.3.x before 2.3.32 and 2.5.x before 18.104.22.168 mishandles file upload, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a #cmd= string in a crafted Content-Type HTTP header, as exploited in the wild in March 2017.”
In scope of IDENTIKEY Authentication Server and IDENTIKEY Appliance, the vulnerability is present in the web administration component. The vulnerability can only be exploited by a malicious user if this user has access to web resources of the web administration component, such as for example the login page of the web administration component.
The table below denotes the CVSS 2.0 vulnerability score of the CVE-2017-5638 vulnerability on VASCO's products.
CVSS Base Score: 6.8 (medium)
VASCO has released patches for the following products:
IDENTIKEY Authentication Server 3.11 / IDENTIKEY Authentication Server 3.11 R2
IDENTIKEY Authentication Server 3.10 / IDENTIKEY Authentication Server 3.10 R2
IDENTIKEY Authentication Server 3.9
IDENTIKEY Authentication Server 3.8
IDENTIKEY Appliance 3.10.11.x
IDENTIKEY Appliance 3.11.12.x
In order to limit the exploitability of the vulnerability, customers should limit the access to the IDENTIKEY web administration component as much as possible.
Customers with a maintenance contract can obtain fixed product releases from the Customer Portal. Customers without a maintenance contract should contact their local sales representative.
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