Fedora 18 : jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-12.fc18 (2013-1203)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update fixes a security vulnerability that caused
jakarta-commons-httpclient not to verify that the server hostname
matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) or
subjectAltName field of the X.509 certificate, which allowed
man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via andaarbitrary
valid certificate (CVE-2012-5783).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=873317
http://www.nessus.org/u?68b7d5d4

Solution :

Update the affected jakarta-commons-httpclient package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64404 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5783

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