Apache HTTP Server mod_proxy Reverse Proxy HTTP 0.9 Information Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57875


The web server running on the remote host has an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of Apache HTTP Server running on the remote host has 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 could allow a remote attacker to indirectly send requests to intranet servers by making specially crafted HTTP 0.9 requests.

This vulnerability only affects versions 2.2.x before 2.2.18 that have backported the fix for CVE-2011-3368.


Contact the distro/vendor for the latest update of Apache httpd.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57875

File Name: apache_mod_proxy_info_leak2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2012/02/09

Modified: 2014/06/16

Dependencies: 56972

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:http_server

Excluded KB Items: /tmp/CVE-2011-3368

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/10/25

Exploitable With

ExploitHub (EH-14-410)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3639

BID: 51869

OSVDB: 77444