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CVE-2016-5388 Detail

Description

Apache Tomcat through 8.5.4, when the CGI Servlet is enabled, follows RFC 3875 section 4.1.18 and therefore does not protect applications from the presence of untrusted client data in the HTTP_PROXY environment variable, which might allow remote attackers to redirect an application's outbound HTTP traffic to an arbitrary proxy server via a crafted Proxy header in an HTTP request, aka an "httpoxy" issue. NOTE: the vendor states "A mitigation is planned for future releases of Tomcat, tracked as CVE-2016-5388"; in other words, this is not a CVE ID for a vulnerability.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  07/18/2016

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-5388
Original release date:
07/18/2016
Last revised:
08/24/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 Base Score:
8.1 High
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (legend)
Impact Score:
5.9
Exploitability Score:
2.2
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
Attack Vector (AV):
Network
Attack Complexity (AC):
High
Privileges Required (PR):
None
User Interaction (UI):
None
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
High
Integrity (I):
High
Availability (A):
High
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.1 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-09/msg00025.html External Source SUSE openSUSE-SU-2016:2252
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1624.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2016:1624
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2045.html Third Party Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2016:2045
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2046.html Third Party Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2016:2046
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/797896 Third Party Advisory; US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#797896
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2017-3236622.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2017-3236622.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinoct2016-3090545.html Third Party Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinoct2016-3090545.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91818 External Source BID 91818
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036331 Third Party Advisory; Vendor Advisory External Source SECTRACK 1036331
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1635 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2016:1635
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1636 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2016:1636
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-hpesbhf03770en_us External Source CONFIRM https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-hpesbhf03770en_us
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c05320149 Third Party Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c05320149
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c05324759 External Source CONFIRM https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c05324759
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c05390722 External Source CONFIRM https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c05390722
https://httpoxy.org/ External Source MISC https://httpoxy.org/
https://www.apache.org/security/asf-httpoxy-response.txt External Source CONFIRM https://www.apache.org/security/asf-httpoxy-response.txt

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Access Control (CWE-284)

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