CVE-2016-1000110: HTTPoxy attack¶
It was discovered that the Python
CGIHandler class did not properly
protect against the
HTTP_PROXY variable name clash in a CGI context.
A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to redirect HTTP requests performed by a Python CGI script to an attacker-controlled proxy via a malicious HTTP request.
HTTP_PROXY variable when
REQUEST_METHOD environment is
set, which indicates that the script is in CGI mode.
CVSS score: 5.0 (CVSS v3).
- Disclosure date: 2016-07-18 (Python issue #27568 reported)
- Reported by: Scott Geary (HTTPoxy)
- Python 3.3
“HTTPoxy”, use of HTTP_PROXY flag supplied by attacker in CGI scripts.
- Python issue: issue #27568
- Creation date: 2016-07-18
- Reporter: Rémi Rampin
Timeline using the disclosure date 2016-07-18 as reference:
- 2016-07-18: Python issue #27568 reported by Rémi Rampin
- 2016-07-30 (+12 days): commit 75d7b61
- 2016-07-31 (+13 days): commit 4cbb23f
- 2016-12-17 (+152 days): Python 2.7.13 released
- 2016-12-23: Python 3.6.0 released
- 2017-01-17 (+183 days): Python 3.4.6 released
- 2017-01-17 (+183 days): Python 3.5.3 released