Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : jakarta-commons-httpclient (ELSA-2013-0270)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68731


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0270 :

Updated jakarta-commons-httpclient packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate 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.

The Jakarta Commons HttpClient component can be used to build HTTP-aware client applications (such as web browsers and web service clients).

The Jakarta Commons HttpClient component did not verify that the server hostname matched the domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) or subjectAltName field in X.509 certificates. This could allow a man-in-the-middle attacker to spoof an SSL server if they had a certificate that was valid for any domain name. (CVE-2012-5783)

All users of jakarta-commons-httpclient are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. Applications using the Jakarta Commons HttpClient component must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected jakarta-commons-httpclient packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68731

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2013-0270.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:jakarta-commons-httpclient, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:jakarta-commons-httpclient-demo, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:jakarta-commons-httpclient-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:jakarta-commons-httpclient-manual, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5783

BID: 58073

RHSA: 2013:0270