Scientific Linux Security Update : jakarta-commons-httpclient on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

The Jakarta Commons HttpClient component did not verify that the
server hostname matched the domain name in the subject's Common Name
(CN) or subjectAltName field in X.509 certificates. This could allow a
man-in-the- middle attacker to spoof an SSL server if they had a
certificate that was valid for any domain name. (CVE-2012-5783)

Applications using the Jakarta Commons HttpClient component must be
restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?33df06a4

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64778 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5783