Oracle Linux 7 : httpcomponents-client (ELSA-2014-1146)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77515
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected httpcomponents-client packages.