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

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

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.
(CVE-2016-5387)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?7d084ac2

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92403 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5387

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now