RHEL 6 : Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0.3 Service Pack 1 (RHSA-2016:1636) (httpoxy)

high Nessus Plugin ID 93044
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated packages that provide Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0.3 Service Pack 1 and fixes two security issues and a bug with ajp processors are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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.

This release of Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0.3 Service Pack 1 serves as a update for Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0.3 httpd and tomcat.

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)

* It was discovered that tomcat 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-2016-5388)

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 these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1636

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5387

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5388

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93044

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-1636.nasl

Version: 2.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/19/2016

Updated: 2/5/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd24, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd24-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd24-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd24-manual, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:httpd24-tools, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_ldap24, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_proxy24_html, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_session24, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_ssl24, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-el-2.2-api, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-jsp-2.2-api, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-lib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-log4j, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-servlet-3.0-api, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-webapps, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat8, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat8-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat8-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat8-el-2.2-api, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat8-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat8-jsp-2.3-api, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat8-lib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat8-log4j, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat8-servlet-3.1-api, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat8-webapps, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/18/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/19/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5387, CVE-2016-5388

RHSA: 2016:1636