RHEL 7 : golang (RHSA-2016:1538) (httpoxy)

High Nessus Plugin ID 92693

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. 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 golang packages provide the Go programming language compiler.

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
golang (1.6.3). (BZ#1346331)

Security Fix(es) :

* An input-validation flaw was discovered in the Go programming language built in CGI implementation, which set the environment variable 'HTTP_PROXY' using the incoming 'Proxy' HTTP-request header.
The environment variable 'HTTP_PROXY' is used by numerous web clients, including Go's net/http package, to specify a proxy server to use for HTTP and, in some cases, HTTPS requests. This meant that when a CGI-based web application ran, an attacker could specify a proxy server which the application then used for subsequent outgoing requests, allowing a man-in-the-middle attack. (CVE-2016-5386)

Red Hat would like to thank Scott Geary (VendHQ) for reporting this issue.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1538

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-5739

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-5740

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-5741

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-3959

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5386

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92693

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-1538.nasl

Version: 2.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/03

Updated: 2019/07/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:golang, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:golang-bin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:golang-docs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:golang-misc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:golang-src, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:golang-tests, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/05/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5739, CVE-2015-5740, CVE-2015-5741, CVE-2016-3959, CVE-2016-5386

RHSA: 2016:1538