Amazon Linux AMI : jakarta-commons-httpclient Man-in-the-middle Vulnerability (ALAS-2013-169)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?47c0f91d

Solution :

Run 'yum update jakarta-commons-httpclient' to update your system.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69728 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5783