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struts bundled in WL & Tomcat : are we vulnerable & how to deinstall

We have found Apache Struts Ver 1.x (yes, these are obsolete versions) bundled
with our Oracle Weblogic & Tomcat (& possibly in Oracle Financials which we're
reviewing).

Our apps colleagues said the applications don't make use of the Struts (though
we can't say with 100% certainty if any of the apps modules developed by past
app developers who had left did call the struts.jar).

Q1:
Does the presence of struts.* mean we are vulnerable or WL or Tomcat have to
call them (or in the codes, there are references to struts) for it to be vulnerable?

Q2:
What's the best practice?  To deinstall struts (since our apps colleagues said it's
not being used) or to upgrade to current version that offers patches (& keep
patching them)?

Q3:
To deinstall struts for WL, Tomcat & Oracle Financials, do we just remove the
struts.* files or is there a recommended way to deinstall?  We're on Solaris
10 and RHEL6
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https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-purpose-of-the-struts-jar-in-the-Oracle-Weblogic-server-consoleapp-folder
From above url (tho I disagree with the responder Hal Cooper to hold off deletion), looks like Struts is used by
WL UI  console to render the UI:  I'll just confirm with our app guys that they don't need to use the UI so that
they can delete struts.

How is struts removed?  Just move away the struts.* files (won't delete immediately as moving or zipping
them with password first to see what breaks)
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Last query: how do we remove struts  (from WL & Tomcat & Oracle Financials??)
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