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(tick) These are the notes for the Struts 2.3.20.3 distribution.

(tick) For prior notes in this release series, see Version Notes 2.3.20.1

  • If you are a Maven user, you might want to get started using the Maven Archetype.
  • Another quick-start entry point is the blank application. Rename and deploy the WAR as a starting point for your own development.
  • There is huge number of examples you can also use as a starting point for you application here
Maven Dependency
<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.struts</groupId>
  <artifactId>struts2-core</artifactId>
  <version>2.3.20.3</version>
</dependency>

You can also use Struts Archetype Catalog like below

Struts Archetype Catalog
mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=http://struts.apache.org/
Staging Repository
<repositories>
  <repository>
    <id>apache.nexus</id>
    <name>ASF Nexus Staging</name>
    <url>https://repository.apache.org/content/groups/staging/</url>
  </repository>
</repositories>

Internal Changes

  • (warning) Forced double OGNL evaluation, when evaluated on raw user input in tag attributes, may lead to remote code execution, read more details in S2-029
  • (warning) Possible RCE vulnerability in XSLTResult was fixed, read more details in S2-031
  • (warning) Prevents execution of chained expressions based on new isSequence flag introduce in appropriated OGNL versions, it's related to S2-032

This release contains fixes related to S2-029, S2-031 and S2-032 security bulletins, please read them carefully!

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