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Red Hat Security Advisory 2014-1098-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2014-1098-01
Posted Aug 26, 2014
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2014-1098-01 - 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 field. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to spoof an SSL server using a specially crafted X.509 certificate. This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat Product Security.

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advisories | CVE-2012-6153
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2014-1098-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: devtoolset-2-httpcomponents-client security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2014:1098-01
Product: Red Hat Developer Toolset
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1098.html
Issue date: 2014-08-26
CVE Names: CVE-2012-6153
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1. Summary:

Updated devtoolset-2-httpcomponents-client packages that fix one security
issue are now available for Red Hat Developer Toolset 2.

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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Developer Toolset 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server - noarch
Red Hat Developer Toolset 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation - noarch

3. Description:

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-2012-6153)

This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat Product Security.

For additional information on this flaw, refer to the Knowledgebase article
in the References section.

All devtoolset-2-httpcomponents-client users are advised to upgrade to
these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this
issue.

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/articles/11258

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

1129916 - CVE-2012-6153 Apache HttpComponents client: SSL hostname verification bypass, incomplete CVE-2012-5783 fix

6. Package List:

Red Hat Developer Toolset 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server:

Source:
devtoolset-2-httpcomponents-client-4.2.1-6.el6.src.rpm

noarch:
devtoolset-2-httpcomponents-client-4.2.1-6.el6.noarch.rpm
devtoolset-2-httpcomponents-client-javadoc-4.2.1-6.el6.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Developer Toolset 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation:

Source:
devtoolset-2-httpcomponents-client-4.2.1-6.el6.src.rpm

noarch:
devtoolset-2-httpcomponents-client-4.2.1-6.el6.noarch.rpm
devtoolset-2-httpcomponents-client-javadoc-4.2.1-6.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-2012-6153.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1165533

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
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