Coverage Advisory for CVE-2023-50164: Apache Struts Path Traversal and File Upload Vulnerability

CVE-2023-50164 is a path traversal flaw that allows a remote attacker to upload malicious files to vulnerable servers. After successful exploitation, an attacker can achieve Remote Code Execution (RCE) on the target server.

An attacker exploiting such a vulnerability can access, upload, or modify important files, steal sensitive information, disrupt critical services, or move laterally on the breached network. CISA released an alert to upgrade to the latest version of Apache Struts for protection from this vulnerability. According to the Shadowserver scanning platform, some threat actors may have started exploiting publicly exposed vulnerable Apache Struts servers.

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Source: Zscaler