Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : commons-httpclient vulnerabilities (USN-2769-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that Apache Commons HttpClient did not properly
verify the Common Name or subjectAltName fields of X.509 certificates.
An attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack
to view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-5783)

Florian Weimer discovered the fix for CVE-2012-5783 was incomplete for
Apache Commons HttpClient. An attacker could exploit this to perform a
man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter
encrypted communications. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
(CVE-2012-6153)

Subodh Iyengar and Will Shackleton discovered the fix for
CVE-2012-5783 was incomplete for Apache Commons HttpClient. An
attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to
view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications.
(CVE-2014-3577)

It was discovered that Apache Commons HttpClient did not properly
handle read timeouts during HTTPS handshakes. A remote attacker could
trigger this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-5262).

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

Solution :

Update the affected libcommons-httpclient-java package.

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: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 86401 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5783
CVE-2012-6153
CVE-2014-3577
CVE-2015-5262

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