EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : jakarta-commons-httpclient (EulerOS-SA-2019-2397)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 131889


The remote EulerOS host is missing a security update.


According to the version of the jakarta-commons-httpclient package installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerability :

- The Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is perhaps the most significant protocol used on the Internet today.
Web services, network-enabled appliances and the growth of network computing continue to expand the role of the HTTP protocol beyond user-driven web browsers, and increase the number of applications that may require HTTP support.Although the package provides basic support for accessing resources via HTTP, it doesn't provide the full flexibility or functionality needed by many applications. The Jakarta Commons HTTP Client component seeks to fill this void by providing an efficient,up-to-date, and feature-rich package implementing the client side of the most recent HTTP standards and recommendations.Designed for extension while providing robust support for the base HTTP protocol, the HTTP Client component may be of interest to anyone building HTTP-aware client applications such as web browsers, web service clients, or systems that leverage or extend the HTTP protocol for distributed communication.Security Fix(es):http/conn/ssl/ in Apache HttpComponents HttpClient before 4.3.6 ignores the http.socket.timeout configuration setting during an SSL handshake, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (HTTPS call hang) via unspecified vectors.(CVE-2015-5262)

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


Update the affected jakarta-commons-httpclient package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 131889

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2019-2397.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Published: 12/10/2019

Updated: 4/4/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-5262

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:2.0, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:jakarta-commons-httpclient

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/EulerOS/release, Host/EulerOS/rpm-list, Host/EulerOS/sp

Excluded KB Items: Host/EulerOS/uvp_version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/4/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5262