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<a href="/news/the-httpoxy-vulnerability-returns-after-15-years" title="The HTTPoxy Vulnerability Returns After 15 Years">The HTTPoxy Vulnerability Returns After 15 Years</a>
Posted on: 19 Jul 2016 

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster

The HTTPoxy Vulnerability Returns After 15 Years


A nasty and dangerous vulnerability which was originally discovered 15 years ago has returned. This is an easy to exploit vulnerability which exposes a website to being hijacked.. The vulnerability, that is present in many libraries and web applications, can be used to search the backend of a website and potentially gain access to confidential information or even take control of the code.  It does this by changing the “HTTP_Proxy” variable value on the web server allowing a hijacker to redirect the webserver output.

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