Scientific Linux Security Update : httpd on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64 (httpoxy)

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- It was discovered that httpd used the value of the Proxy
header from HTTP requests to initialize the HTTP_PROXY
environment variable for CGI scripts, which in turn was
incorrectly used by certain HTTP client implementations
to configure the proxy for outgoing HTTP requests. A
remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to redirect
HTTP requests performed by a CGI script to an
attacker-controlled proxy via a malicious HTTP request.

Note: After this update, httpd will no longer pass the value of the
Proxy request header to scripts via the HTTP_PROXY environment

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92403 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5387

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