(tick) These are the notes for the Struts 2.5.17 distribution.

(tick) For prior notes in this release series, see Version Notes 2.5.16

  • 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) Possible Remote Code Execution when using results with no namespace and in same time, its upper action(s) have no or wildcard namespace. Same possibility when using url tag which doesn’t have value and action set, see S2-057
  • (warning) Critical overall proactive security improvements


  • [WW-4950] - Upgrade Jackson libs to 2.9.5


This release contains critical overall proactive security improvements in addition to fixes related to S2-057 (please read it carefully also!).

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