RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : jakarta-commons-httpclient (RHSA-2014:1166)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77567


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


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

Jakarta Commons HTTPClient implements the client side of HTTP standards.

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 jakarta-commons-httpclient users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77567

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2014-1166.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/09

Modified: 2017/01/06

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:jakarta-commons-httpclient, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jakarta-commons-httpclient-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jakarta-commons-httpclient-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jakarta-commons-httpclient-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jakarta-commons-httpclient-manual, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3577

BID: 69258

OSVDB: 110143

RHSA: 2014:1166