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Struts OGNL Console Enabled

Struts OGNL Console Enabled

Detection of Struts OGNL console enabled misconfiguration, which can lead to remote code execution vulnerabilities.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

The Struts OGNL Console Enabled test identifies a security misconfiguration where the OGNL (Object-Graph Navigation Language) console in Struts framework is accessible. By modifying the URL and appending "struts/webconsole.html?debug=console," the test checks if the OGNL console is enabled and accessible. Enabling the OGNL console can lead to remote code execution vulnerabilities, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code on the server. This misconfiguration falls under the Security Misconfiguration category with a low severity level. Disabling the OGNL console is essential to prevent potential remote code execution and enhance application security.

The Struts OGNL Console Enabled test identifies a security misconfiguration where the OGNL (Object-Graph Navigation Language) console in Struts framework is accessible. By modifying the URL and appending "struts/webconsole.html?debug=console," the test checks if the OGNL console is enabled and accessible. Enabling the OGNL console can lead to remote code execution vulnerabilities, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code on the server. This misconfiguration falls under the Security Misconfiguration category with a low severity level. Disabling the OGNL console is essential to prevent potential remote code execution and enhance application security.

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Enabling Struts OGNL console exposes the application to remote code execution, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code on the server.

Enabling Struts OGNL console exposes the application to remote code execution, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code on the server.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The template uses API selection filters to specify the criteria for selecting the APIs to be tested. In this case, the filters include checking the response code to be between 200 and 299 and extracting the URL from the response.

Execute request

The template uses the execute section to define the type of request to be executed. In this case, it is a single request. The request is modified by appending "/struts/webconsole.html?debug=console" to the extracted URL.

Validation

The template uses the validate section to define the validation criteria for the response. It checks that the response code is 200 and that the response payload contains the string "Welcome to the OGNL console!".

Frequently asked questions

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