CVE-2016-5388

Priority
Description
Apache Tomcat 7.x through 7.0.70 and 8.x 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.
Assigned-to
mdeslaur
Notes
mdeslaursetting priority to low, see upstream response for workarounds
for specific environments
Package
Upstream:needs-triage
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):released (6.0.35-1ubuntu3.9)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):needed
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine):DNE
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (7.0.71)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was needed)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):released (7.0.52-1ubuntu0.8)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):needed
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine):DNE
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa):DNE
Patches:
Upstream:https://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1756942
Package
Upstream:released (8.0.37)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (8.0.32-1ubuntu1.3)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (8.0.38-2)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine):DNE
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa):DNE
Patches:
Upstream:https://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1756941
More Information

Updated: 2019-12-05 19:31:26 UTC (commit 0aa5e7c87c8b55d2ec5c7f4ca1179cf75de91961)