Debian DLA-553-1 : apache2 security update (httpoxy)

high Nessus Plugin ID 92474
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Scott Geary of VendHQ discovered that the Apache HTTPD server 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.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.22-13+deb7u7.

We recommend that you upgrade your apache2 packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2016/07/msg00015.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/apache2

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92474

File Name: debian_DLA-553.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/21/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-mpm-event, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-mpm-itk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-mpm-prefork, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-mpm-worker, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-prefork-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-suexec, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-suexec-custom, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-threaded-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2-utils, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2.2-bin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apache2.2-common, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/20/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5387