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RHSA-2014:1146: httpcomponents-client security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
6 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) August 21, 2014 September 24, 2014 July 04, 2017


HttpClient is an HTTP/1.1 compliant HTTP agent implementation based onhttpcomponents HttpCore.It was discovered that the HttpClient incorrectly extracted host name froman X.509 certificate subject's Common Name (CN) field. A man-in-the-middleattacker could use this flaw to spoof an SSL server using a speciallycrafted X.509 certificate. (CVE-2014-3577)For additional information on this flaw, refer to the Knowledgebasearticle in the References section.All httpcomponents-client users are advised to upgrade to these updatedpackages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

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