A RCE vulnerability in the Jackson JSON library
Who should read this
All Struts 2 developers and users which are using the REST plugin
Impact of vulnerability
It is possible perform a RCE attack using a crafted JSON payload, please read the linked issue for more details https://github.com/FasterXML/jackson-databind/issues/1599
Maximum security rating
Upgrade to Struts 126.96.36.199
Struts 2.5 - Struts 2.5.14
David Dillard < david dot dillard at veritas dot com> - Veritas Technologies Product Security Group
Related to CVE-2017-7525
A RCE vulnerability was detected in the latest Jackson JSON library, which was reported here. Upgrade
com.fasterxml.jackson to version 2.9.2 to address CVE-2017-7525.
Upgrade to Apache Struts version 188.8.131.52. Another solution is to manually upgrade Jackson dependencies in your project to not vulnerable versions, see this comment.
No backward incompatibility issues are expected.
Upgrade Jackson JSON library to the latest version.