ALAS-2013-169


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2013-169
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-15 22:40 Pacific
Severity: Medium

Issue Overview:

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 )


Affected Packages:

jakarta-commons-httpclient


Issue Correction:
Run yum update jakarta-commons-httpclient to update your system.

New Packages:
noarch:
    jakarta-commons-httpclient-javadoc-3.1-12.6.amzn1.noarch
    jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-12.6.amzn1.noarch
    jakarta-commons-httpclient-manual-3.1-12.6.amzn1.noarch
    jakarta-commons-httpclient-demo-3.1-12.6.amzn1.noarch

src:
    jakarta-commons-httpclient-3.1-12.6.amzn1.src