Oracle Linux 7 : httpcomponents-client (ELSA-2014-1146)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77515


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1146 :

Updated httpcomponents-client packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important 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.

HttpClient is an HTTP/1.1 compliant HTTP agent implementation based on httpcomponents HttpCore.

It was discovered that the HttpClient incorrectly extracted host name from an X.509 certificate subject's Common Name (CN) field. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to spoof an SSL server using a specially crafted X.509 certificate. (CVE-2014-3577)

For additional information on this flaw, refer to the Knowledgebase article in the References section.

All httpcomponents-client users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected httpcomponents-client packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77515

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-1146.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/04

Modified: 2016/05/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:httpcomponents-client, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:httpcomponents-client-javadoc, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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: 2014/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3577

BID: 69258

OSVDB: 110143

RHSA: 2014:1146