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Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2022 15:15:06 +0000
From: Yasser Zamani <>
Subject: CVE-2021-31805: Apache Struts: Forced OGNL evaluation, when
 evaluated on raw not validated user input in tag attributes, may lead to


The fix issued for CVE-2020-17530 was incomplete. So from Apache Struts 2.0.0 to 2.5.29, still some of the tag’s attributes could perform a double evaluation if a developer applied forced OGNL evaluation by using the %{...} syntax. Using forced OGNL evaluation on untrusted user input can lead to a Remote Code Execution and security degradation.


Avoid using forced OGNL evaluation on untrusted user input, and/or upgrade to Struts 2.5.30 which checks if expression evaluation won’t lead to the double evaluation.

Please read our Security Bulletin S2-062 for more details.


Apache Struts would like to thank Chris McCown for reporting this issue!


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