openSUSE Security Update : apache2 (openSUSE-2016-880) (httpoxy)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92449
SynopsisThe remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected apache2 packages.