CVE-2016-0792

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CVE-2016-0792 is a vulnerability that was discovered in March 2016 and affected the widely used Apache Struts 2 framework. This flaw allowed attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected servers, potentially leading to data theft or system compromise. This vulnerability was caused by the way the framework handled user input, specifically when using the REST plugin with an XStream handler. The impact of CVE-2016-0792 was significant, as Apache Struts 2 is used in many large-scale web applications, including banks, government agencies, and telecommunications companies. Within days of the vulnerability being announced, researchers observed attempts to exploit it in the wild. Attackers were able to gain access to sensitive data, such as usernames and passwords, as well as take control of affected systems. Some high-profile incidents related to this vulnerability include the hack of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the breach of the Indian banking consortium SWIFT. To mitigate the risk posed by CVE-2016-0792, software vendors and IT departments needed to quickly apply patches released by Apache for their vulnerable versions of Struts 2. Additionally, organizations needed to review their application architecture and ensure proper input validation and handling practices. The incident highlights the importance of regular security testing and prompt patching of vulnerabilities to prevent exploitation and data breaches.
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Linux Rabbit/Rabbot Malware