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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10192
Category:Firewalls
Title:Proxy accepts CONNECT requests
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The proxy allows the users to perform
CONNECT requests like
CONNECT http://cvs.nessus.org:23

This request give to the person who make it the ability
to have an interactive session.

This problem may allow attackers to go through your
firewall, by connecting to sensitive ports like 23 (telnet)
using your proxy, or it can allow internal users to bypass the firewall
rules and connect to ports they should not be allowed to.

In addition to that, your proxy may be used to perform attacks against
other networks.

Solution: reconfigure your proxy so that it refuses CONNECT requests.

Risk factor : High

CopyrightThis script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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