Oracle Linux 7 : httpcomponents-client (ELSA-2014-1146)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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
httpcomponents HttpCore.

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
issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-September/004397.html

Solution :

Update the affected httpcomponents-client packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77515 ()

Bugtraq ID: 69258

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3577

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