Fedora 18 : jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-12.fc18 (2013-1203)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64404


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes a security vulnerability that caused jakarta-commons-httpclient not to 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 allowed man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via andaarbitrary valid certificate (CVE-2012-5783).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora 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: 64404

File Name: fedora_2013-1203.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/02/04

Modified: 2015/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:jakarta-commons-httpclient, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:18

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/01/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5783

FEDORA: 2013-1203