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Red Hat Security Advisory 2013-0682-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2013-0682-01
Posted Mar 26, 2013
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2013-0682-01 - The Jakarta Commons HttpClient component can be used to build HTTP-aware client applications. The Jakarta Commons HttpClient component did not verify that the server hostname matched the domain name in the subject's Common Name 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. Warning: Before applying this update, back up your existing JBoss Enterprise Web Platform installation.

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systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2012-5783
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2013-0682-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: jakarta-commons-httpclient security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2013:0682-01
Product: JBoss Enterprise Web Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0682.html
Issue date: 2013-03-25
CVE Names: CVE-2012-5783
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1. Summary:

An updated jakarta-commons-httpclient package for JBoss Enterprise Web
Platform 5.2.0 which fixes one security issue is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5 for RHEL 4 AS - noarch
JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5 for RHEL 4 ES - noarch
JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5 for RHEL 5 Server - noarch
JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5 for RHEL 6 Server - noarch

3. Description:

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)

Warning: Before applying this update, back up your existing JBoss
Enterprise Web Platform installation (including all applications and
configuration files).

All users of JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.2.0 on Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 4, 5, and 6 are advised to upgrade to this updated package. The JBoss
server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

873317 - CVE-2012-5783 jakarta-commons-httpclient: missing connection hostname check against X.509 certificate name

6. Package List:

JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5 for RHEL 4 AS:

Source:
jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-2.1_patch_01.ep5.el4.src.rpm

noarch:
jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-2.1_patch_01.ep5.el4.noarch.rpm

JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5 for RHEL 4 ES:

Source:
jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-2.1_patch_01.ep5.el4.src.rpm

noarch:
jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-2.1_patch_01.ep5.el4.noarch.rpm

JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5 for RHEL 5 Server:

Source:
jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-2.1_patch_01.ep5.el5.src.rpm

noarch:
jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-2.1_patch_01.ep5.el5.noarch.rpm

JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5 for RHEL 6 Server:

Source:
jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-2_patch_01.ep5.el6.src.rpm

noarch:
jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-2_patch_01.ep5.el6.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5783.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2013 Red Hat, Inc.
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