Scientific Linux Security Update : golang on SL7.x x86_64 (httpoxy)

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
golang (1.6.3).

Security Fix(es) :

- An input-validation flaw was discovered in the Go
programming language built in CGI implementation, which
set the environment variable 'HTTP_PROXY' using the
incoming 'Proxy' HTTP-request header. The environment
variable 'HTTP_PROXY' is used by numerous web clients,
including Go's net/http package, to specify a proxy
server to use for HTTP and, in some cases, HTTPS
requests. This meant that when a CGI-based web
application ran, an attacker could specify a proxy
server which the application then used for subsequent
outgoing requests, allowing a man-in- the-middle attack.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92722 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5386

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