[USN-2769-1] Apache Commons HttpClient

2015-10-25T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:32573
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-10-25T00:00:00

Description

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2769-1 October 14, 2015

commons-httpclient vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 15.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in commons-httpclient.

Software Description: - commons-httpclient: A Java(TM) library for creating HTTP clients

Details:

It was discovered that Apache Commons HttpClient did not properly verify the Common Name or subjectAltName fields of X.509 certificates. An attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-5783)

Florian Weimer discovered the fix for CVE-2012-5783 was incomplete for Apache Commons HttpClient. An attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-6153)

Subodh Iyengar and Will Shackleton discovered the fix for CVE-2012-5783 was incomplete for Apache Commons HttpClient. An attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications. (CVE-2014-3577)

It was discovered that Apache Commons HttpClient did not properly handle read timeouts during HTTPS handshakes. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-5262)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 15.04: libcommons-httpclient-java 3.1-10.2ubuntu0.15.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: libcommons-httpclient-java 3.1-10.2ubuntu0.14.04.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libcommons-httpclient-java 3.1-10ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2769-1 CVE-2012-5783, CVE-2012-6153, CVE-2014-3577, CVE-2015-5262

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/commons-httpclient/3.1-10.2ubuntu0.15.04.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/commons-httpclient/3.1-10.2ubuntu0.14.04.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/commons-httpclient/3.1-10ubuntu0.1

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