(tick) These are the notes for the Struts 2.5.13 distribution.

(tick) For prior notes in this release series, see Version Notes 2.5.12

  • If you are a Maven user, you might want to get started using the Maven Archetype.
Maven Dependency

You can also use Struts Archetype Catalog like below

Struts Archetype Catalog
mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=http://struts.apache.org/
Staging Repository
    <name>ASF Nexus Staging</name>

Internal Changes

  • (warning) A regular expression Denial of Service when using URLValidator (similar to S2-044 & S2-047), see S2-050
  • (warning) A remote attacker may create a DoS attack by sending crafted xml request when using the Struts REST plugin, see S2-051
  • (warning) Possible Remote Code Execution attack when using the Struts REST plugin with XStream handler to handle XML payloads, see S2-052


  • [WW-4176] - Struts2 JSON Plugin: Send Map with Strings as Key to JSON Action is ignored, Numeric Keys will work and mapped
  • [WW-4813] - NP with TextProvider and wildcardmapping
  • [WW-4817] - Threads get blocked due to unnecessary synchronization in OgnlRuntime
  • [WW-4818] - Default Multipart validation regex is invalid
  • [WW-4827] - Not fully initialized ObjectFactory tries to create beans
  • [WW-4828] - http://struts.apache.org/dtds/struts-2.5.dtd missing
  • [WW-4829] - Set a global resource bundle in class
  • [WW-4830] - Override TextProvider doesnot work in struts 2.5.12
  • [WW-4831] - Array-of-null parameters are converted to string "null"
  • [WW-4839] - JakartaStreamMultiPartRequest Should Honor "struts.multipart.maxSize"
  • [WW-4840] - Build Fails Due to Unused com.sun Import
  • [WW-4841] - Struts2.5.12 - NPE in DeligatingValidatorContext
  • [WW-4842] - Struts 2 Fails to Initialize with JRebel


  • [WW-4808] - Allow define more than one Action suffix
  • [WW-4823] - Remove jQuery from debugging interceptor views
  • [WW-4824] - update dependencies page on the struts site
  • [WW-4834] - Improve RegEx used to validate URLs
  • [WW-4835] - Make REST ContentHandlers configurable
  • [WW-4838] - expose Freemarker incompatible_improvements into FreemarkerManager and StrutsBeansWrapper


  • [WW-4819] - Upgrade Commons Collections to 3.2.2
  • [WW-4821] - Upgrade Commons IO to 2.5
  • [WW-4826] - Upgrade to ASM version 5.2
  • [WW-4833] - Upgrade to OGNL 3.1.15
  • [WW-4836] - Upgrade xstream to the latest version
  • [WW-4844] - Upgrade to struts-master 11


This release contains fixes related to S2-050, S2-051 and S2-052 - please read them carefully!


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