Important CentOS httpcomponents-client Security Update

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5.8
httpcomponents-client-4.2.5-5.el7_0.noarch.rpm, httpcomponents-client-4.2.5-5.el7_0.src.rpm, httpcomponents-client-javadoc-4.2.5-5.el7_0.noarch.rpm
CVE-2014-3577
rhn.redhat.com, lists.centos.org
2014-09-03
2017-07-27 19:07
ALAS-2014-410
Important CentOS jakarta-commons-httpclient Security Update
CVE-2014-3577 httpcomponents-client
CVE-2014-3577 commons-httpclient
CVE-2014-3577
2017-04-01 19:08
2017-01-05 20:12

Description


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.
Please see https://www.redhat.com/footer/terms-of-use.html

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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
7 httpcomponents-client httpcomponents-client-4.2.5-5.el7_0.noarch.rpm
httpcomponents-client httpcomponents-client-4.2.5-5.el7_0.src.rpm
httpcomponents-client-javadoc httpcomponents-client-javadoc-4.2.5-5.el7_0.noarch.rpm