CVE-2017-2640

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CVE-2017-2640 is a vulnerability that affects the Apache Struts framework, which is widely used in web applications. This flaw allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the server by sending a specially crafted request. The vulnerability was caused by insufficient input validation of user-supplied data, which could be exploited to bypass security restrictions and gain unauthorized access to sensitive information. In March 2017, the Apache Software Foundation released a security bulletin describing the vulnerability and recommending users to upgrade to a patched version of Apache Struts. However, many organizations failed to apply the patch in a timely manner, leaving their systems exposed to attacks. In May 2017, a massive cyber attack known as WannaCry exploited this vulnerability, affecting hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide and causing significant damage. The CVE-2017-2640 vulnerability highlights the importance of promptly applying security patches to software and ensuring proper input validation in web applications. Organizations should have a robust vulnerability management program in place to identify, assess, and remediate vulnerabilities in their systems. Failure to do so can result in severe consequences, including unauthorized access, data breaches, and financial losses.
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CERT-EU
a year ago
Close Quarters Encounters with Third Generation Malware Compels UK and Danish Municipalities to Remodel Vulnerability Management Safeguards