CentOS 5 : jakarta-commons-httpclient (CESA-2013:0270)

2013-02-20T00:00:00
ID CENTOS_RHSA-2013-0270.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2013-06-29T00:00:00

Description

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

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate 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.

The Jakarta Commons HttpClient component can be used to build HTTP-aware client applications (such as web browsers and web service clients).

The Jakarta Commons HttpClient component did not verify that the server hostname matched the domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) or subjectAltName field in X.509 certificates. This could allow a man-in-the-middle attacker to spoof an SSL server if they had a certificate that was valid for any domain name. (CVE-2012-5783)

All users of jakarta-commons-httpclient are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. Applications using the Jakarta Commons HttpClient component must be restarted for this update to take effect.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2013:0270 and 
# CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2013:0270 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(64691);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.2 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2013/06/29 00:03:03 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2012-5783");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2013:0270");

  script_name(english:"CentOS 5 : jakarta-commons-httpclient (CESA-2013:0270)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Updated jakarta-commons-httpclient packages that fix one security
issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate 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.

The Jakarta Commons HttpClient component can be used to build
HTTP-aware client applications (such as web browsers and web service
clients).

The Jakarta Commons HttpClient component did not verify that the
server hostname matched the domain name in the subject's Common Name
(CN) or subjectAltName field in X.509 certificates. This could allow a
man-in-the-middle attacker to spoof an SSL server if they had a
certificate that was valid for any domain name. (CVE-2012-5783)

All users of jakarta-commons-httpclient are advised to upgrade to
these updated packages, which correct this issue. Applications using
the Jakarta Commons HttpClient component must be restarted for this
update to take effect."
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2013-February/019241.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?fbcafe6d"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected jakarta-commons-httpclient packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:jakarta-commons-httpclient");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:jakarta-commons-httpclient-demo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:jakarta-commons-httpclient-javadoc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:jakarta-commons-httpclient-manual");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:5");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2013/02/19");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2013/02/20");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"CentOS Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/CentOS/release", "Host/CentOS/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "CentOS");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "CentOS", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.0-7jpp.2")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"jakarta-commons-httpclient-demo-3.0-7jpp.2")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"jakarta-commons-httpclient-javadoc-3.0-7jpp.2")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"jakarta-commons-httpclient-manual-3.0-7jpp.2")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");