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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-6287

The "http-client" egg always used a HTTP_PROXY environment variable to determine whether HTTP traffic should be routed via a proxy, even when running as a CGI process. Under several web servers this would mean a user-supplied "Proxy" header could allow an attacker to direct all HTTP requests through a proxy (also known as a "httpoxy" attack). This affects all versions of http-client before 0.10.
Publish Date : 2017-01-10 Last Update Date : 2017-01-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.0
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 19

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-6287

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Call-cc Http-client 0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Call-cc Http-client 1

- References For CVE-2016-6287

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/chicken-announce/2016-07/msg00000.html
MLIST [chicken-announce] 20160721 [SECURITY] spiffy-cgi-handlers and http-client updated to prevent "httpoxy" attack
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92105
BID 92105

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-6287

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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