Apache HTTP Server mod_proxy Reverse Proxy Information Disclosure

medium Nessus Plugin ID 56972
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The web server running on the remote host has an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of Apache HTTP Server running on the remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability. When configured as a reverse proxy, improper use of the RewriteRule and ProxyPassMatch directives could cause the web server to proxy requests to arbitrary hosts. This allows a remote attacker to indirectly send requests to intranet servers.


Upgrade to Apache httpd 2.2.22 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56972

File Name: apache_mod_proxy_info_leak.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 11/29/2011

Updated: 6/27/2018

Dependencies: http_version.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:apache:http_server:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/31/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/5/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3368, CVE-2011-4317

BID: 49957, 50802

EDB-ID: 17969