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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1146 :
Updated httpcomponents-client packages that fix one security issue are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.
HttpClient is an HTTP/1.1 compliant HTTP agent implementation based on
It was discovered that the HttpClient incorrectly extracted host name
from an X.509 certificate subject's Common Name (CN) field. A
man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to spoof an SSL server
using a specially crafted X.509 certificate. (CVE-2014-3577)
For additional information on this flaw, refer to the Knowledgebase
article in the References section.
All httpcomponents-client users are advised to upgrade to these
updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this
See also :
Update the affected httpcomponents-client packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
Public Exploit Available : true