openSUSE Security Update : apache2 (openSUSE-2016-880) (httpoxy)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for apache2 fixes the following issues :

- It used to be possible to set an arbitrary $HTTP_PROXY
environment variable for request handlers -- like CGI
scripts -- by including a specially crafted HTTP header
in the request (CVE-2016-5387). As a result, these
server components would potentially direct all their
outgoing HTTP traffic through a malicious proxy server.
This patch fixes the issue: the updated Apache server
ignores such HTTP headers and never sets $HTTP_PROXY for
sub-processes (unless a value has been explicitly
configured by the administrator in the configuration
file). (bsc#988488)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update
project.

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=988488

Solution :

Update the affected apache2 packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92449 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5387

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