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CVE-2012-5783

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2012-10-16
Bugzilla:
873317: CVE-2012-5783 jakarta-commons-httpclient: missing connection hostname check against X.509 certificate name

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Apache Commons HttpClient 3.x, as used in Amazon Flexible Payments Service (FPS) merchant Java SDK and other products, does not verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) or subjectAltName field of the X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via an arbitrary valid certificate.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5783 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat JBoss Web Platform 5.2 RHSA-2013:0681 2013-03-25
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 for RHEL 4 AS (jakarta-commons-httpclient) RHSA-2013:0680 2013-03-25
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2 RHSA-2013:0679 2013-03-25
Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform 5.3 RHSA-2013:1147 2013-08-08
Red Hat JBoss Web Platform 5 for RHEL 5 Server (jakarta-commons-httpclient) RHSA-2013:0682 2013-03-25
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 for RHEL 5 Server (jakarta-commons-httpclient) RHSA-2013:0680 2013-03-25
Red Hat JBoss Web Platform 5 for RHEL 6 Server (jakarta-commons-httpclient) RHSA-2013:0682 2013-03-25
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 for RHEL 6 Server (jakarta-commons-httpclient) RHSA-2013:0680 2013-03-25
JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform 5.3 RHSA-2013:1006 2013-07-01
Red Hat JBoss Web Platform 5 for RHEL 4 AS (jakarta-commons-httpclient) RHSA-2013:0682 2013-03-25
Red Hat JBoss Web Framework Kit 2.2 RHSA-2013:0763 2013-04-22
Red Hat JBoss Operations Network 3.2 RHSA-2013:1853 2013-12-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (jakarta-commons-httpclient) RHSA-2013:0270 2013-02-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (jakarta-commons-httpclient) RHSA-2013:0270 2013-02-19
RHEV-M for Servers (redhat-support-plugin-rhev) RHSA-2014:0224 2014-02-27