Severity: Medium Date : 2016-09-10 CVE-ID : CVE-2016-5388 Package : tomcat8 Type : proxy injection Remote : Yes Link : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CVE
The package tomcat8 before version 8.0.37-1 is vulnerable to proxy injection.
Upgrade to 8.0.37-1.
The problems have been fixed upstream in version 8.0.37.
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.
A remote attacker is able to use this flaw to redirect HTTP requests performed by a CGI script to an attacker-controlled proxy via a malicious HTTP request.