RHEL 6 / 7 : JBoss Core Services (RHSA-2016:1851) (httpoxy)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated packages are available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7
that provide Red Hat JBoss Core Services Service Pack 1 fixing one
security issue.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

This release of Red Hat JBoss Core Services Service Pack 1 serves as a
replacement for JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was discovered that Apache HTTP Server 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, Apache HTTP Server will no longer pass the
value of the Proxy request header to scripts via the HTTP_PROXY
environment variable.

Red Hat would like to thank Scott Geary (VendHQ) for reporting this

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93502 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5387

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