Improper Access Control

Affecting org.apache.tomcat:tomcat-catalina artifact, versions [7.35,8.5.5)

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Overview

org.apache.tomcat:tomcat-catalina is a Tomcat Servlet Engine Core Classes and Standard implementations.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Improper Access Control. It did 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.

Remediation

Upgrade org.apache.tomcat:tomcat-catalina to version 8.5.5 or higher.

References

CVSS Score

8.1
high severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    High
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Credit
Unknown
CVE
CVE-2016-5388
CWE
CWE-284
Snyk ID
SNYK-JAVA-ORGAPACHETOMCAT-174534
Disclosed
22 Jul, 2016
Published
22 Jul, 2016