Is WordPress vulnerable to the httpoxy exploit? See https://httpoxy.org/ Thanks.


If I follow the description right the vulnerability refers to PHP applications which read, trust, and use HTTP_PROXY environment value (which might be compromised).

From quick search through WordPress core source code I found no instances of that value being accessed.

Since WP ships its own HTTP client implementation its also not affected by upstream library issues (such as Guzzle example). Though I think Requests library is being merged into core in near future, but it doesn't seem to be mentioned as vulnerable on that site.

So I would cautiously guess that WordPress core is fine about it. Of course extension space is anything goes.

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