CVE-2016-5699

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-11-24
CWE:
CWE-20
Bugzilla:
1303699: CVE-2016-5699 python: http protocol steam injection attack
It was found that the Python's httplib library (used by urllib, urllib2 and others) did not properly check HTTPConnection.putheader() function arguments. An attacker could use this flaw to inject additional headers in a Python application that allowed user provided header names or values.

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CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 5.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact Low

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (python27-python) RHSA-2016:1628 2016-08-18
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (python33-python) RHSA-2016:1629 2016-08-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (python) RHSA-2016:1626 2016-08-18
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (rh-python34-python) RHSA-2016:1630 2016-08-18
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (python33-python) RHSA-2016:1629 2016-08-18
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (python27-python) RHSA-2016:1628 2016-08-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (python) RHSA-2016:1626 2016-08-18
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (rh-python34-python) RHSA-2016:1630 2016-08-18
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (rh-python35-python) RHSA-2016:1627 2016-08-18

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 python Will not fix
Last Modified