Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:23:41 -0400 From: Jan Schaumann <jschauma@...meister.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: A CGI application vulnerability for PHP, Go, Python and others Richard Rowe <arch.richard@...il.com> wrote: > The consequence is that an attacker can force a proxy of their choice to be > used. This proxy receives the full request for anything sent over HTTP > using a vulnerable client. It can also act in a malicious way to tie up > server resources (a "reverse slowloris"). I know you mentioned it on https://httpoxy.org/, but I think it's worth stressing explicitly again: use of HTTPS for all requests made by the application, internal as well as external, defeats this vulnerability (provided certificates are actually verified). -Jan
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