WebWasher Classic Server Mode Arbitrary Proxy CONNECT Request

High Nessus Plugin ID 16277


The remote service is vulnerable to an access control breach.


There is a flaw in the remote WebWasher Proxy. The Proxy, when issued a CONNECT command for (or localhost/loopback), will comply with the request and initiate a connection to the local machine.

This bypasses any sort of firewalling as well as gives access to local applications which are only bound to the loopback.


Upgrade to a version of WebWasher greater than 3.3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16277

File Name: webwasher_unauthorized.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2005/01/31

Modified: 2016/11/29

Dependencies: 10107, 10582, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0316

BID: 12394

OSVDB: 13234