Security Bulletin: AIX is vulnerable to an SSL server spoof due to Apache Commons HttpClient (CVE-2012-5783)


## Summary A vulnerability in Apache Commons HttpClient could allow a remote attacker to conduct spoofing attacks (CVE-2012-5783). AIX ships Apache Commons HttpClient as part of Electronic Customer Care. ## Vulnerability Details ** CVEID: **[CVE-2012-5783](<https://vulners.com/cve/CVE-2012-5783>) ** DESCRIPTION: **Apache Commons HttpClient, as used in Amazon Flexible Payments Service (FPS) merchant Java SDK and other products, could allow a remote attacker to conduct spoofing attacks, caused by the failure to verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of the X.509 certificate. By persuading a victim to visit a Web site containing a specially-crafted certificate, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to spoof an SSL server. CVSS Base score: 4.3 CVSS Temporal Score: See: [ https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/79984](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/79984>) for the current score. CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) ## Affected Products and Versions Affected Product(s)| Version(s) ---|--- AIX| 7.1.5 AIX| 7.2.5 AIX| 7.3.0 AIX| 7.3.1 VIOS| 3.1 The following fileset levels are vulnerable: Fileset| Lower Level| Upper Level ---|---|--- bos.ecc_client.rte|| bos.ecc_client.rte|| bos.ecc_client.rte|| bos.ecc_client.rte|| bos.ecc_client.rte|| bos.ecc_client.rte|| To find out whether the affected filesets are installed on your systems, refer to the lslpp command found in AIX user's guide. Example: lslpp -L | grep -i bos.ecc_client.rte ## Remediation/Fixes **A. APARS** IBM has assigned the following APARs to this problem: AIX Level| APAR| SP ---|---|--- 7.1.5| IJ45221| SP12 7.2.5| IJ44994| SP06 7.3.0| IJ45224| SP03 7.3.1| IJ44987| SP02 VIOS Level| APAR| SP ---|---|--- 3.1.2| IJ45222| 3.1.3| IJ45223| 3.1.4| IJ44994| Subscribe to the APARs here: <https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/apar/IJ44987> <https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/apar/IJ44994> <https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/apar/IJ45221> <https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/apar/IJ45222> <https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/apar/IJ45223> <https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/apar/IJ45224> By subscribing, you will receive periodic email alerting you to the status of the APAR, and a link to download the fix once it becomes available. **B. FIXES** IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now. AIX and VIOS fixes are available. The AIX and VIOS fixes can be downloaded via https from: <https://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/commonshttp_fix.tar> The link above is to a tar file containing this signed advisory, fix packages, and OpenSSL signatures for each package. The fixes below include prerequisite checking. This will enforce the correct mapping between the fixes and AIX Technology Levels. AIX Level| Interim Fix ---|---| IJ45221sAa.230309.epkg.Z| IJ45221sAa.230309.epkg.Z| IJ45221sAa.230309.epkg.Z| IJ44994s4a.230412.epkg.Z| IJ44994s4a.230412.epkg.Z| IJ44994s5a.230307.epkg.Z| IJ45224s2a.230309.epkg.Z| IJ45224s2a.230309.epkg.Z| IJ45224s2a.230309.epkg.Z| IJ44987s1a.230307.epkg.Z Please note that the above table refers to AIX TL/SP level as opposed to fileset level, i.e., is AIX 7200-05-04. Please reference the Affected Products and Version section above for help with checking installed fileset levels. VIOS Level| Interim Fix ---|---| IJ45222s2a.230307.epkg.Z| IJ45222s2a.230307.epkg.Z| IJ45222s2a.230307.epkg.Z| IJ45223s4a.230307.epkg.Z| IJ45223s4a.230307.epkg.Z| IJ45223s4a.230307.epkg.Z| IJ44994s5a.230307.epkg.Z To extract the fixes from the tar file: tar xvf commonshttp_fix.tar cd commonshttp_fix Verify you have retrieved the fixes intact: The checksums below were generated using the "openssl dgst -sha256 [filename]" command as the following: openssl dgst -sha256| filename ---|--- 7b5296488a406617aacbc387f31565336610821e26ac9599657e246efae62f49| IJ44987s1a.230307.epkg.Z a79ff0361f4fc5ea68cbde506b90abbfcd9d51e074694571a6bb8b5dde9746cb| IJ44994s4a.230412.epkg.Z 9f3f5a390468baa29e0df79db1e40d6e82828b50ca9b2af15e47375a6050b0d3| IJ44994s5a.230307.epkg.Z c01b7def86330e4dda232872a0fb795a8fc80d7076ed04d2e0c80b0547049d3d| IJ45221sAa.230309.epkg.Z 73c1fa8a984a7bd9a5928e56052262082339db4264842e95a09cc61936e51285| IJ45222s2a.230307.epkg.Z c5050bfb62f5c789fb58214d7b99decd4ad764d88140f419618629599856e1f0| IJ45223s4a.230307.epkg.Z e0b17e7ef7b17349247f3e7336c64b337d6940819791f459a95e29fc90676269| IJ45224s2a.230309.epkg.Z These sums should match exactly. The OpenSSL signatures in the tar file and on this advisory can also be used to verify the integrity of the fixes. If the sums or signatures cannot be confirmed, contact IBM Support at <http://ibm.com/support/> and describe the discrepancy. openssl dgst -sha256 -verify [pubkey_file] -signature [advisory_file].sig [advisory_file] openssl dgst -sha256 -verify [pubkey_file] -signature [ifix_file].sig [ifix_file] Published advisory OpenSSL signature file location: <https://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/commonshttp_advisory.asc.sig> **C. FIX AND INTERIM FIX INSTALLATION** If possible, it is recommended that a mksysb backup of the system be created. Verify it is both bootable and readable before proceeding. To preview a fix installation: installp -a -d fix_name -p all # where fix_name is the name of the # fix package being previewed. To install a fix package: installp -a -d fix_name -X all # where fix_name is the name of the # fix package being installed. Interim fixes have had limited functional and regression testing but not the full regression testing that takes place for Service Packs; however, IBM does fully support them. Interim fix management documentation can be found at: <http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/aix.efixmgmt/home.html> To preview an interim fix installation: emgr -e ipkg_name -p # where ipkg_name is the name of the # interim fix package being previewed. To install an interim fix package: emgr -e ipkg_name -X # where ipkg_name is the name of the # interim fix package being installed. ## Workarounds and Mitigations None ##

Affected Software

CPE Name Name Version
powervm virtual i/o server 3.1
aix 7.1
aix 7.2
aix 7.3