On April 24, 2014, the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) released an advisory warning that a patch issued in March, 2 for a zero-day vulnerability in Apache Struts up to version 188.8.131.52, did not fully patch the vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-0094 or CVE-2014-0050).
Vulnerable component: Apache Struts
CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C
CWE-ID: CWE-400 - Uncontrolled Resource Consumption ('Resource Exhaustion')
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS conditions on the target system.
The weakness exists due to boundary error when handling Content-Type HTTP header for multipart requests. By sending a specially crafted Content-Type header, containing 4092 characters in "boundary" field, a remote attacker can cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in denial of service on the vulnerable system.
Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.