Apache 2.2.x < 2.2.32 Multiple Vulnerabilities (httpoxy)

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Synopsis :

The remote web server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

According to its banner, the version of Apache running on the remote
host is 2.2.x prior to 2.2.32. It is, therefore, affected by the
following vulnerabilities :

- The Apache HTTP Server is affected by a
man-in-the-middle vulnerability known as 'httpoxy' due
to a failure to properly resolve namespace conflicts in
accordance with RFC 3875 section 4.1.18. The HTTP_PROXY
environment variable is set based on untrusted user data
in the 'Proxy' header of HTTP requests. The HTTP_PROXY
environment variable is used by some web client
libraries to specify a remote proxy server. An
unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a
crafted 'Proxy' header in an HTTP request, to redirect
an application's internal HTTP traffic to an arbitrary
proxy server where it may be observed or manipulated.

- A flaw exists due to improper handling of whitespace
patterns in user-agent headers. An unauthenticated,
remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially
crafted user-agent header, to cause the program to
incorrectly process sequences of requests, resulting in
interpreting responses incorrectly, polluting the cache,
or disclosing the content from one request to a second
downstream user-agent. (CVE-2016-8743)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead
relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to Apache version 2.2.32 or later.

Note that the 'httpoxy' vulnerability can be mitigated by applying the
workarounds or patches as referenced in the vendor advisory

Risk factor :

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

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 96450 ()

Bugtraq ID: 91816

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5387

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