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WebWasher Proxy Server < 3.4 Detection

Medium

Synopsis

The remote host may give an attacker information useful for future attacks.

Description

There is a flaw in the remote WebWasher Proxy. The proxy, when issued a CONNECT command for 127.0.0.1 (or localhost/loopback), will comply with the request and initiate a connection to the local machine. This bypasses any sort of firewalling as well as gives access to local applications that are only bound to the loopback.

Solution

upgrade to version 3.4 or higher.