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Apache Struts 2.3.20 Security Fixes

Apache Struts 2.3.20 Security Fixes
Posted Dec 8, 2014
Authored by Lukasz Lenart | Site struts.apache.org

Apache has released Struts version 2.3.20 which merges various security fixes and extends an existing security mechanism to block access to given Java packages and Classes.

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Apache Struts 2.3.20 Security Fixes

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The Apache Struts group is pleased to announce that Apache Struts
2.3.20 is available as a "General Availability" release. The GA
designation is our highest quality grade.

Apache Struts 2 is an elegant, extensible framework for creating
enterprise-ready Java web applications. The framework is designed to
streamline the full development cycle, from building, to deploying, to
maintaining applications over time.

One medium security issue was solved with this release:

S2-023 Generated value of token can be predictable
* http://struts.apache.org/docs/s2-023.html

Besides that, this release contains several fixes and improvements
just to mention few of them:
- merged security fixes from version 2.3.16.1, 2.3.16.2, 2.3.16.3
- extended existing security mechanism to block access to given Java
packages and Classes
- collection Parameters for RedirectResult
- make ParametersInterceptor supports chinese in hash key by default
- themes.properties can be loaded using ServletContext allows to put
template folder under WEB-INF or on classpath
- new tag datetextfield
- only valid Ognl expressions are cached
- custom TextProvider can be used for validation errors of model driven actions
- datetimepicker's label fixed
- PropertiesJudge removed and properties are checked in SecurityMemberAccess
- resource reloading works in IBM JVM
- default reloading settings were removed from default.properties
- commons-fileupload library upgraded to version 1.3.1 to fix
potential security vulnerability
- the scheme attribute accepts expressions in s:url tag
- solves problem with infinite loop in FastByteArrayOutputStream
- LocalizedTextUtil supports many ClassLoaders
- Bill of Materials pom was introduced
- debug=browser|console was migrated to jQuery
- struts_dojo.js was fixed
- interface org/apache/struts2/views/TagLibrary was restored and
marked as @Depreacted
and many other small improvements, please careful read the version notes.

The release notes are available online at:
* http://struts.apache.org/docs/version-notes-2320.html

All developers are strongly advised to update existing Struts 2
applications to Struts 2.3.20!

Struts 2.3.20 is available in a full distribution, or as separate
library, source, example and documentation distributions, from the
releases page.
* http://struts.apache.org/download.cgi#struts2320

The release is also available from the central Maven repository under
Group ID "org.apache.struts".

The 2.3.x series of the Apache Struts framework has a minimum
requirement of the following specification versions:
* Java Servlet 2.4 and JavaServer Pages (JSP) 2.0
* Java 2 Standard Platform Edition (J2SE) 5

Should any issues arise with your use of any version of the Struts
framework, please post your comments to the user list, and, if
appropriate, file a tracking ticket.appropriate, file a tracking
ticket:
* https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/WW


- The Apache Struts group.


Regards
--
Ɓukasz
+ 48 606 323 122 http://www.lenart.org.pl/
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