openSUSE Security Update : apache2 (openSUSE-2016-880) (httpoxy)

high Nessus Plugin ID 92449
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Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

This update for apache2 fixes the following issues :

- It used to be possible to set an arbitrary $HTTP_PROXY environment variable for request handlers -- like CGI scripts -- by including a specially crafted HTTP header in the request (CVE-2016-5387). As a result, these server components would potentially direct all their outgoing HTTP traffic through a malicious proxy server.
This patch fixes the issue: the updated Apache server ignores such HTTP headers and never sets $HTTP_PROXY for sub-processes (unless a value has been explicitly configured by the administrator in the configuration file). (bsc#988488)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update project.

Solution

Update the affected apache2 packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=988488

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92449

File Name: openSUSE-2016-880.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/20/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-event, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-event-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-example-pages, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-prefork, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-prefork-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-utils-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-worker, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-worker-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 7/19/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5387