Amazon Linux AMI : jakarta-commons-httpclient (ALAS-2014-410)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78353

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

Apache Commons HttpClient 3.x, as used in Amazon Flexible Payments Service (FPS) merchant Java SDK and other products, does not 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 allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via an arbitrary valid certificate.

It was found that the fix for CVE-2012-6153 was incomplete: the code added to check that the server hostname matches the domain name in a subject's Common Name (CN) field in X.509 certificates was flawed. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to spoof an SSL server using a specially crafted X.509 certificate.

It was found that the fix for CVE-2012-5783 was incomplete: the code added to check that the server host name matches the domain name in a subject's Common Name (CN) field in X.509 certificates was flawed. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to spoof an SSL server using a specially crafted X.509 certificate.

Solution

Run 'yum update jakarta-commons-httpclient' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-410.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78353

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-410.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/12/2014

Updated: 4/18/2018

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/17/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5783, CVE-2012-6153, CVE-2014-3577

ALAS: 2014-410