openSUSE Security Update : apache-commons-httpclient (openSUSE-2020-1873)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 142629



The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for apache-commons-httpclient fixes the following issues :

- http/conn/ssl/ 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. [bsc#945190, CVE-2015-5262]

- org.apache.http.conn.ssl.AbstractVerifier does not properly 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 allows MITM attackers to spoof SSL servers via a 'CN=' string in a field in the distinguished name (DN) of a certificate. [bsc#1178171, CVE-2014-3577]

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-15:Update update project.


Update the affected apache-commons-httpclient packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 142629

File Name: openSUSE-2020-1873.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/9/2020

Updated: 2/9/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-3577

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.1, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache-commons-httpclient-manual, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache-commons-httpclient-demo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache-commons-httpclient-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache-commons-httpclient

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/7/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/21/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3577, CVE-2015-5262