Oracle Linux 7 : httpd (ELSA-2016-1422) (httpoxy)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92397


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1422 :

An update for httpd is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

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.

The httpd packages provide the Apache HTTP Server, a powerful, efficient, and extensible web server.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was discovered that httpd 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. (CVE-2016-5387)

Note: After this update, httpd 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 issue.

Bug Fix(es) :

* In a caching proxy configuration, the mod_cache module would treat content as stale if the Expires header changed when refreshing a cached response. As a consequence, an origin server returning content without a fixed Expires header would not be treated as cacheable. The mod_cache module has been fixed to ignore changes in the Expires header when refreshing content. As a result, such content is now cacheable, improving performance and reducing load at the origin server. (BZ#1347648)

* The HTTP status code 451 'Unavailable For Legal Reasons' was not usable in the httpd configuration. As a consequence, modules such as mod_rewrite could not be configured to return a 451 error if required for legal purposes. The 451 status code has been added to the list of available error codes, and modules can now be configured to return a 451 error if required. (BZ#1353269)


Update the affected httpd packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92397

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-1422.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/19

Modified: 2017/06/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.2

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

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


Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:httpd, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:httpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:httpd-manual, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:httpd-tools, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mod_ldap, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mod_proxy_html, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mod_session, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5387

OSVDB: 141669

RHSA: 2016:1422