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RHSA-2014:1098: devtoolset-2-httpcomponents-client security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
4 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) August 26, 2014 August 29, 2014 July 04, 2017


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.

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.

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