[SECURITY] [DLA 553-1] apache2 security update

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2016-07-20T11:30:44


Package : apache2 Version : 2.2.22-13+deb7u7 CVE ID : CVE-2016-5387

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.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS