Debian DLA-322-1 : commons-httpclient security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 86225


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Trevin Beattie [1] discovered an issue where one could observe hanging threads in a multi-threaded Java application. After debugging the issue, it became evident that the hanging threads were caused by the SSL initialization code in commons-httpclient.

This upload fixes this issue by respecting the configured SO_TIMEOUT during SSL handshakes with the server.


NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86225

File Name: debian_DLA-322.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/2/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcommons-httpclient-java, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcommons-httpclient-java-doc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/1/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5262